Spring Is Near

Sunshine, storms and warm weather are near. After being cooped up all winter long, it is time to get your Spring cleaning list started. Your Iowa home goes through a lot during the winter months and it is needed to make sure the interior and exterior part is ready for the Spring showers to come. We have compiled a list of maintenance tips to get your home ready for the Spring.

Spring rains in Iowa can lead to major issues if your gutters are left unchecked.

Spring rains in Iowa can lead to major issues if you don’t inspect your home before Spring season approaches.

5 Tips to Get Your Home Spring Ready

  • Maintenance Your Gutters: Throughout the Winter, your gutters go through a lot. Poor or improper drainage can cause water damage to your home down the road. Clear out all the debris and leaves. A maintenance-free option would be to install LeafGuard® Brand Gutters. The #1 gutter system on the market will have you getting rid of your ladder forever.
clogged gutter in spring and fall

Open style gutters are more prone to leaves and debris getting clogged in them. Without maintenance, your home could face some serious damage down the road.

  • Inspect Your Roof: Your roof is your home’s primary defense against all the weather Iowa experiences. Visually inspect the roof, looking for signs of warping, cracking, and loose shingles or tiles. Any sorts of damage should be replaced asap otherwise your home will face severe damage down the road. Another option is to hire a licensed contractor to inspect your roof for you.

Roof discoloration, missing or granule loss of shingles, and mold are signs you need to repair your roof.

  • Check Seals Around Windows and Doors: Winter can cause seals around windows and doors to loosen, harden, and crack. Inspect those areas for damage and make repairs as needed. This will help you down the road by reducing air conditioning costs and keeping your home safe from water damage.
caulk-outdoor-window

Check around windows and doors to make sure that the caulk around the framework has not dried and cracked. If it has, removes the old caulk and reapplies a paintable latex caulk.

  • Check Your Home’s Cooling System: It is a good idea to make sure your cooling system is working before the extremely hot summer heat sets in. It is recommended to have it checked yearly by a professional.
A typical HVAC controller unit on a home

Getting your HVAC system check once a year can save you lots of money on your energy bill.

  • Check Smoke Detector Batteries: This is a common task you should be checking constantly throughout the year. It is an easy and potentially lifesaving task.

Making sure you have a working smoke detector is crucial for your safety in your home.

HSI Is Always Here To Help

As always, Home Solutions of Iowa is here to help you with getting your home Spring ready. Spring is the perfect time to get started on your next home improvement project. We offer LeafGuard® Gutters, Roofing, Decking, Siding, Windows, and Insulation products. Call us today for your free estimate on the next home improvement project.

LeafGuard® Gutter's seamless system has a built-in hood that covers the gutter bottom and deflects leaves and other debris.

LeafGuard® Gutter’s seamless system has a built-in hood that covers the gutter bottom and deflects leaves and other debris.