It’s officially spring, which means it’s time for a fresh start for a lot of homeowner whether that means moving, updating their home, or cleaning it after a long winter indoors. If you’re planning to update or spruce up your current place, here are 5 key areas to focus on:
Once the snow has cleared from your gutters, clean them out and make sure they’re working properly. A bad drainage system can lead to flooding around the home and water in your basement, which will cost you more than a simple gutter repair or replacement. You should also check that all downspouts are facing away from the foundation, and there should be no debris that blocks traveling water from making its way to the intended area.
Climbing onto a roof can be dangerous without the right tools and training, so our experts can come out for a roof inspection. We’ll look for damage that might have been missed last summer and see if your current roofing materials will keep up with the upcoming storm season. If shingle repairs or a new roof is needed, we have the expertise to do the job right.
Check the ground around your foundation. Over time, the compacted soil around it can shift or erode and create vulnerable areas. Spring flooding from rains and melting snow will pool in those unlevel spaces and potentially cause water damage in the home. If you notice this happening, buy some compact soil to re-line the foundation.
Don’t forget to include your home’s exterior on your spring cleaning list. Spray off the siding and decks to avoid grime build-up that can cause damage over time or affect your home’s curb appeal. Also, avoid power washing if you are not certain you can use it without damaging the siding or deck—using it incorrectly can damage siding, window screens, window frames, deck, and more. If a good wash doesn’t improve your siding or deck, then it might be time to replace them.
As you’re spring cleaning, take a look around your home for places that need maintenance or an update. Is the deck rotting in places? Is your outdated kitchen distracting? Are you tired of using an old, rusty tub? Is your basement unfinished? We also have the expertise to remodel your home and customize it to your budget and style.
If you’re in need of roofing, siding, or remodeling services, the experts at Robinson Construction Inc can take care of all those needs. We serve the Twin Cities area and also specialize in storm damage.