5 Spring Home Maintenance Jobs

With winter coming to a close and spring just around the corner, many homeowners are starting to think about their spring-cleaning routine. The spring provides a good opportunity to get things back in order after winter, but you might want to do more than just clean and organize. This can be an important time of year for thinking about various maintenance and improvement jobs.

Clean air conditioners

This is one of the home maintenance jobs that should be performed every year before the summer starts and doing it in the spring will get you ahead of the game. The homeowner could perform many of the basics if they choose, but service from an HVAC professional will be more thorough and beneficial. You want to change the filters, clean the coils and make sure that the drainage lines are clear. Additionally, it can help to have the entire system checked to make sure that all of the parts are working properly. The annual air conditioner maintenance will help to ensure that the machine is running to its optimal efficiency and it will extend the operating life of the system.

new windows replacementsWindowsWhen the spring starts, you will want to go around and clean all of the windows on the inside and out. While you are doing this, you should take the opportunity to inspect the windows and their frames. If the frames are particularly old, the weather seal or the framing might be due for repair. You could possibly caulk around the windows on your own or you could hire a service to come out and give the windows and frames a complete overhaul. If you have old windows where the glass does not insulate the house well, then you might want to consider replacing the windows or getting the glass upgraded. It might cost a little money upfront, but in the long run, it will save you money on heating and cooling.


roofing upgradesKeeping up with your roof maintenance is also very important and the spring is a good time to do it. Check out your roof to see if there are any missing shingles, shingles that are starting to crack or warp or if any of the shingles have started to shift. If you see any of these signs, then it would be a good idea to have some repairs done on the roof. You could probably spot problems like these from the ground using a pair of binoculars, but if it has been a while since the roof has been thoroughly checked by a professional, then it might be a good idea to have someone take a look.


foundations upgradesGiving the foundation a thorough looking over once a year is another good idea. Foundations may need maintanance or seismic retrofitting.

There are several signs that can indicate a need for foundation repair and if you catch the problem early enough, it could make for a repair project that is a lot less complicated and therefore, much less costly. You do not want to write cracks off as something that you can simply caulk over. Cracks are a sign of a problem and at the very least, they will need to be addressed with an epoxy injection.


deck Oakland CAIf you have an outdoor deck, then this is the perfect time to consider any maintenance and repair that may need to be done. You want to clean out all of the leaves and debris that may have built up and if the finish is getting a little worn, then you will also want to consider having the deck stained and resealed. If you do not have a deck and think that one might be a nice addition to the home, then the spring is also a great time to build one.

With spring, homeowners in the San Francisco area have an opportunity to do a lot of different jobs that can improve upon the home and protect the value. If you are considering some spring home improvement projects, the team from Montclair Construction offers a variety of home improvement and repair services and we can ensure that the job is done right.


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