There comes a time when the switch between seasons might get a little rough. Going from winter to spring is a complicated jump because of each season’s different elements and conditions. Learn about the most common types of spring home damage and why they happen.
Hot to Cold Weather
The temperature change from winter to spring can affect certain elements of your home. Wood is a very resistant natural element, so typically your wood doors will last for a long time and are relatively easy to take care of. But during the season change, you need to check for possible wood damage on your exterior door to ensure your entrance is well protected.
Things tend to stay in one place when it’s cold, but they expand slightly when warmer weather appears. Warm weather could significantly impact parts of your home like the roof, basement, and foundation without you noticing. When the seasons start to change, check on these areas right away.
Natural spring conditions are to blame for the most common types of spring home damage. The shifts between spring storms and sunny days with the added environmental stress of moving from cold to warm will turn some things upside down.
The change in warm weather will cause insects, animals, plants, and trees to grow fast. All these factors play an essential role in spring growth and could also affect your home.
After a long winter of hibernation, many seeds will start blooming—and not necessarily where we want them. Weeds can take over your home quickly with the right weather conditions and spread when you are not looking.
Vegetation will grow fastest where humidity is abundant—for example, in gutters and cracks on the walls, on windows and roofs, or under a leak. Ideally, you want to avoid letting weeds and unwanted plants grow, but there are ways to get rid of them if they do.
Home Maintenance Checklist
It’s a good idea to clean your home and get it ready for the season at the beginning of spring. To prepare your home for the warmer months, check for things that may require maintenance. Here is a checklist to use when preparing your home for spring:
- Check the exterior walls
- Fix the foundation
- Caulk around the windows
- Clean the roof
- Get the AC ready
- Take care of the lawn
- Check for leaks
The most common problems come naturally. There are only so many things you can do to try and avoid them. Eventually, the only way to fix problems with your home is to put in the attention and work. Spring is a beautiful season, but it also comes with a lot of work and preparation for the upcoming seasons.