With spring just around the corner, warmer weather is quickly approaching. Warmer temperatures mean that it’ll no longer be necessary to stay cooped up inside. You will finally be able to tackle all the home improvement projects that you have been thinking about all winter long.
From exterior improvements to interior tweaks, here are four projects that you will want to get to work on in the warmer months before summer hits.
1. Clean and Reinsulate the Attic
Throughout the winter, the insulation in your attic has been the thing helping to keep heat trapped in your house. It is also potentially the place where rodents might have sought refuge from the freezing temperatures outside. These critters can damage more than just your insulation so it is critical that you have them removed.
Winter precipitation can also result in leaks in your roof. If your roof sustained any such damage this winter then you will want to have your attic insulation checked out for water damage, even if it is younger than 15 years.
Attic Projects can be tricky, so make sure to get a professional’s opinion before attempting this home improvement project on your own.
2. Repair or Replace Damaged Gutters
Rain gutters can take a serious hit during the winter months. Freezing temperatures can cause any debris or moisture trapped to block the flow of water. If you noticed a fair amount of icicles hanging from your gutters throughout the winter then you will want to check them for blockages as soon as spring hits.
It’s a good idea to take care of this as soon as any winter ice thaws out as spring can bring some intense rain to many areas. You will want to ensure that any winter damage has been fixed before those torrential rains start to fall.
3. Inspect Your Roof
Not only can winter take a toll on your rain gutters, but depending on what sort of climate you live in, the roof of your house can also sustain some serious damage throughout the colder months of the year.
Ice and snow can pile up to put substantial weight on your roof. If there were any spots in the structure of your roof that were weak before that snow began to fall, it is likely that they will be unable to hold up under that weight. Have an inspector come out or, if you are happy to do so, have a look yourself to see if there are any obvious signs of damage.
4. Service the Air Conditioner
Now that warmer temperatures are here, you will be making use of your home’s air conditioner. You will want to have yours inspected and any tune-ups done before the weather becomes too hot. While you will need a professional to do things like clean or replace coolant coils, you should clean off any debris from the exterior of the unit that might have collected there during the winter.