When winter finally comes to end, Classic Homes would like to help you ensure that your home survived the harsh winter months, and is prepared for the coming spring showers and summer heat.
- Damaged shingles can allow water to find its way into your home.
- Inspect your roof for any damage caused by the extreme winter temperatures, winds, ice and snow
Look for missing, broken or misshapen shingles.
Gutters and Downspouts
- A clogged gutter can back up, causing water to wash over the sides of the house or into your roof, potentially causing all sorts of damage.
- Check your gutters and downspouts to ensure that water is being diverted away from your home
- Gutters should be cleaned routinely to keep them free of leaves, branches and other debris.
- Check for leaks along the seams and corners of your gutters.
Windows, Doors and Siding
- Caulking is important, as it not only keeps cold air out of your home, but water as well. Make sure your caulk adheres properly. Clearing windows of debris can help prevent standing water.
Inspect your home’s windows, exterior doors, and siding, ensuring that caulk seals all gaps.
Check window screens, and make sure all windows are washed inside and out.
Experts recommend checking and/or changing detector batteries at least twice a year.
Check or change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
Water, Heating and Cooling
All drains and vents should be inspected regularly. House bibs can also leak over time and may need to be replaced.
If your home has a sump pump, ensure that it is clear of debris, and there are no leaks.
Clean all vents of debris, dust, etc.
All drains in your home should be cleaned regularly.
Be sure to change or clean heating, ventilation and air conditioning filters.
Turn on and check your hose bibs (the outside faucet connecting your hose to your inside plumbing system.)