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Spring Cleaning Outside

4/11/2019 (Permalink)

Spring Cleaning Outside

When making your spring cleaning list, remember your home's exterior.  A little attention could save you a bunch in unexpected repairs. 

Roof & Chimney
Examine your roof for missing or cracked shingles and damaged flashing around vents and chimneys. Check roof vents and chimney caps for bird nests and debris.

Gutters & Downspouts
Clogged gutters lead to rainwater back up and rot under shingles, waterfalls that cause window leaks and pools that drain into your crawl or basement and soften soil around tree roots causing them to fall.  Consider installing gutter screening and downspout extensions.

Foundation Vents & Drains
Look for missing or damaged screens, debris, signs of insect or rodent infestation, or other issues.  Unclog drainage systems designed to channel water away from the foundation, including city sewer drains.