Maintenance Tips for Spring
Posted on: March 17, 2016 by Aegis Security Insurance
As the cold winter weather slowly fades and the sun begins to shine again, there are undoubtedly numerous home projects that need tending. The harsh effects of winter on a home mean that the gutters are likely full of debris, the exterior paint is chipped, and more. Therefore, homeowners can follow these expertly recommended steps to get their home back to its former glory. In addition, secure a comprehensive Specialty Homeowners Insurance program to protect the home year-round.
Inspect the Roof
Especially after winter storms, it’s important to check the condition of the roof-whether it’s concrete, brick, or shingles. As this is the first line of defense against any water damage, have the roof inspected prior to spring showers.
Clean the Gutters
Built up leaves, twigs, dirt, and debris can accumulate over time. If the gutters are clogged, this increases the threat of flooding the home. Further, ensure the gutters face away from the home to properly dispose of excess water.
Clear out the Dryer Vent
While most of the lint from dryers is caught in the lint traps, some of it gets stuck in the dryer vent. Not only does this reduce the dryer’s productivity, but it also increases the chances of a fire.
Clear the Decks
Clean off the decks and porches with a power washer. They are available for rent at home stores and complete the job in half the time.
Fill the Cracks
Fill cracks in the concrete driveway, walkway, and steps with a silicone caulk. If these are not repaired immediately, the damage will only get worse over time, costing more and more money.
Put on a Fresh Coat of Paint
U.S. News explains that a good paint job makes your home look nice while providing a protective barrier from the elements; touchup painting is easy to do and inexpensive.
Aegis Security understands that every home is someone’s castle, which is why our operation is dedicated to helping homeowners secure the specialty home insurance coverage they need. We are dedicated to serving and meeting the property and casualty insurance needs of hard-to-place and specialty homeowners’ markets such as manufactured homes, unoccupied dwellings and more. To learn more about our operation and offerings, contact us today (800) 233-2160.