Spring! In many parts of Maryland, it is home improvement season again. The days are getting longer and flowers are peeking out of the frozen Maryland ground. If you are from Baltimore, you can definetly relate to the crazy weather we had in the past month or so. But, good news is that it is over and now you can start improving your homes in many different ways. Since, we just got out of the winter season, we picked top 3 must-do home improvements during this 2018 spring season.
Top 3 must-do home improvement list for spring:
1. Replace or Upgrade Your Gutters
Your gutters and drain pipes help to direct rain water and melted snow from your roof away from your foundation. Clogged or leaky gutters can cause this water to accumulate below the roof line, causing ruts around your house and possibly leading to water getting into your basement floor.
Gutters and drain pipes are relatively inexpensive to replace and well worth the effort in keeping your home cozy and dry. At worst case, you can at least clean your gutters which will cost you even less than replacing them. Another easy home improvement fix is to install gutter guards in the spring to keep fall leaves from clogging your gutters.
2. Clean Your Windows and Check Them For Any Damages
Cleaning the outside of your windows is an ideal spring home improvement project and only costs you time and effort. Plus, it’s rewarding to start the new season with crystal clear windows.
Replacing broken window panes is inexpensive and goes a long way to making your home more attractive and energy efficient. Strong winds from winter storms combined with the freezing and thawing of the typical winter in colder parts of the Baltimore may have cracked a few of your window panes.
Take a walk around your house and visually inspect all of your windows. While you’re at it take a look at the window sills and trim for any signs of water damage or deterioration. Painting or replacing damaged window trim is another home improvement project that yields big results. It also adds more value to your home.
3. Repair Your Roof
Your roof is your home’s No. 1 defense against the elements. Even a small issue on the top of your house can lead to major damage indoors if water is allowed to enter your attic and walls. This can lead up to a lot of expenses to fix your attic and walls. Take a look at your roof from the ground to see if any shingles have been blown out of place during a winter storms.
If you’ve had water leaking into your living space this winter, spring is the time to investigate the source of this problem. Remember: water can travel a long way along the beams. The section of your roof that needs repaired may not be directly above your leak. Small repairs make an easy DIY home improvement project, but larger issues are best left to the professionals like Pro Handyman LLC who are dedicated to provide quality services.
Whether you are already planning to replace your windows, repair your roof or upgrade your gutters, keep in mind that Pro Handyman LLC is always here to help you out or answer any questions you may have regarding your home improvement projects in Baltimore, MD. We have dedicated, like-minded individuals who are experienced in their crafts.
Give us a call at 443-952-1397 to schedule your free estimate anytime or visit us at www.prohandymanmd.com to learn more about us.