Spring Cleaning for Your Outdoors the Easy Way

Monday, March 10th, 2014 by Office

With spring’s extra dose of sunshine comes a new boost of energy, and it’s also the perfect time to shake off the winter blues and do spring cleaning. You can start with the outside of your house, which is probably looking as weather-beaten and gray as you’ve been feeling after the weeks of ice, snow, and cold weather. As home improvement expert and TV personality Bob Vila puts it:
[March] is a good month to bring some order and organization to your home (and life), and to refresh the house after it's been closed tight for winter… Spring cleaning is by no means confined to the indoors. Take a walk around the exterior of your house to evaluate the condition of your home’s roofing, siding, and foundation. Snow, ice, and fluctuating temperatures can take their toll on your home's exterior. Also, check to see if weather-stripping and caulk have remained intact. Making sure your house is still tightly sealed will help keep your cooling costs down this summer.
Bob Vila's 10 _Must Do_ Projects for March I Bob Vila's 10 _Must Do_ Projects for March image Cleaning Up Start spring cleaning activities with your outdoor structures. Use the weekend to clean your lawn, decks, gazebos, roof, and backyard. Don’t forget to scrub your furniture to get rid of dirt, debris, mold, and mildew. If you live in the DC area, you should pay particular attention to your roof since it likely took a beating from the series of winter storms. Moreover, you should get new gutters in Washington DC if they’ve been damaged beyond repair. Repair and Maintenance Carefully inspect outdoor structures for damage or signs of wear and tear. Check wooden elements for any signs of cracking, warping, or rough spots, and replace them if needed. Your roof may have missing shingles or leaks so you ought to perform a careful inspection. Simple things like this, along with getting gutter repair for your Washington DC home, can help save you a lot of money in the long run. In any of these installation and repair projects, make sure to get the help of reliable professionals like Maggio Roofing because they they have the necessary expertise to deal with issues that may prove to be more complicated than you think. (Article excerpt from via Yahoo! Shine: Bob Vila's 10 "Must Do" Projects for March, March 4, 2014)

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