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You’ve reached the home stretch and the winter is almost over. However, this last period of winter is extremely important to keep your home in as good of, if not better, shape than ever before. After all, a mix-up in these months could lead to a long spring and summer where you are spending time repairing your house, rather than enjoying the weather. Here are some tips for keeping your home in tip top shape during the last of winter.

Unclog Drains

During the winter season, leaves fall off trees and find their way into your drains. This can potentially lead to backup in your drainage system, which can cause flooding and overflow throughout the exterior of your home. In order to avoid this, especially as snow begins to melt in warmer months, clean out and unclog your drains. But if you climb up on a ladder, be sure that you are sturdy and not on any ice during the cleaning process.

Reseal The Driveway

Plenty of snow melts throughout the winter and gets into the cracks of your driveway. When this liquid freezes and expands, it also can have disastrous effects on your driveway. That expansion can be bad for the overall appearance and foundation. The best way to prevent further destruction is to reseal the driveway. This will help cover up any old cracks, and also help avoid getting any new ones as well.

Roof Inspection

If your home had a lot of snow buildup throughout the season, it is a good idea to get your roof checked before spring hits. Having a lot of snow built up on the roof can be bad for the structure, but it can also weaken your roof for incoming spring showers and other weather conditions. A company like Five Sons Roofing can inspect your roof, as well as let you know if you need to make any changes or repairs to your home.

Clean Your Deck

You may still be a few months away from hosting your first BBQ, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to clean the deck. If you don’t reseal your deck and make occasional fixes as the winter comes to an end, you could be looking at more detailed fixes more often than you’d like. Instead, simply maintain the deck as frequently as you can and you’ll be better off in the long run.

Seal Windows And Doors

Much like with the water that gets into the cracks of your driveway, melted snow can also find its way into your windows and doors. When that water freezes, it expands in the cracks and makes more damaging situations. If you have cracks in your windows and doors, you could be looking at your issues with keeping your house temperature at a moderate level that is good for you. Instead, just calk your windows and doors and you’ll be fine for spring.

Earnest Parenting: help for parents who want a well-maintained home for spring.