Spring Checklist for Exterior Home Maintenance

  • By Sikorsky Credit Union
  • April 27, 2022

Spring is here and now is the time to get outside and inspect your home. You’ll want to be sure your home is ready for April showers, May flowers and the impending summer heat. Not sure where to start? Here are five things you should do to prep your home for spring.

Inspect your Roof
A roof can take a beating from wintery conditions. Look it over for missing or damaged shingles, leaky flashing, debris and branches.
Clean the Gutters  
Clean all debris and leaves out of the gutters and reattach any gutters that are sagging. Be sure downspouts are directed away from your home.
Run Outside Faucet
If you disconnected your water hose for the winter, now is the time to dig it out. Test it by letting it run and check for leaks.
Look at Your AC Unit

Remove debris and leaves from around the unit, replace filters and clean vents to help the unit run more efficiently.
If your deck or vinyl fences look dingy after a long winter season, you may need to use a powerwasher to bring them back to life.
When it comes to home maintenance, there’s a lot to do in the springtime. If you have limited time, consider hiring a professional. Be sure to also shop around and compare prices for the best deal. If you are looking to make home renovations and need some assistance, check out our Home Equity Loans and Lines of Credit.