For homeowners, along with the first signs of spring come the long list of chores to complete before the busy summer months. Along with cosmetic chores, like cutting the grass, landscaping, etc. homeowners should also focus on more practical maintenance items to ensure that the systems around the home are functioning properly.
We know that the list of spring maintenance can seem long and daunting, so we’ve put together a checklist for homeowners. From the driveway all the way to the roof, we’ve got your spring maintenance checklist covered!
Clean Debris from Gutters
Gutters can’t function properly if there are leaves and other debris clogging them up. If the gutters are clogged and water can’t pass through, the water may pool over onto the roof. Take some time to check your gutters and remove any debris. The rainy spring months will thank you for keeping those gutters in good working order.
Check your Downspouts
After checking those gutters, don’t forget to take a quick look at your downspout. If your gutters are working properly, but your downspout doesn’t extend at least 6 feet away from your house, you may find that you have a pool of water close to your home that could cause a leak in your basement. To prevent pooling, many homeowners opt for a splash block. Splash blocks are placed underneath the gutter and direct water away from the home and prevent pooling water.
Inspecting the roof doesn’t have to be a daunting task. You can do a visual inspection of your roof without a ladder with ease. Look at your roof and look for missing or damaged shingles, pipes, etc. Anything that doesn’t look right or needs more inspection, contact your roofer.
*Helpful Tip: To get a closer look at your roof without breaking out the ladder, use binocular or your smartphone with a zoom.
Inspect Driveways and Pathways
Concrete and asphalt endure rough winters with freezing and thawing. A quick walk around your property to inspect any concrete or asphalt areas could save you from costly repairs down the road. If there is damage to any areas, schedule needed repairs. Concrete may need to be entirely replaced, but asphalt can often be patched.
Clean Debris from Window Wells
Window wells can get clogged with debris throughout the year. Window wells drain from the bottom and with debris built up, they will not function properly. One way to prevent the build-up of debris is to purchase a window well cover. Window well covers are meant to keep dirt, debris, and pests out of your window well year-round to keep them safe and functional.
Shape Products offers products that will make your spring maintenance checklist a breeze. Whether you are looking for a splash block for your downspout, or a cover for your window well we have solutions for you. Check out our products and contact our team with any questions.