Spring is right around the corner, which means it’s important that you keep up with the maintenance on your home’s exterior. The transition from winter to spring weather can lead to leaks, mold, and other issues to your home. Get a head start on your spring home inspections by creating a checklist of areas that need to be inspected!
Inspect Your Roof
The winter weather can cause some serious damage to your roof. In fact, most roof damage happens during the winter due to the weight of ice or snow that sits on your roof all season long. Although there are minor damages that you can repair yourself, others may require professional assistance. If you have any concerns about roof damage, make sure you have a professional look at your roof and give you insight into the severity of the damage.
Check the Chimney
When you’re inspecting your chimney between seasons, always make sure you’re checking on your chimney’s flashing. You should be looking to see if there are any signs of peeling or deteriorating. If so, it’s probably time to have your flashing replaced. During a chimney inspection, you should also check for any bricks that may have become loose during the winter’s heavy snowfall.
It’s common for pests and insects to make a warm home in your attic throughout the winter. If there has been animal activity in your attic, you can usually tell through signs that the insulation has been disturbed.
Also, you always want to make sure that your attic has enough insulation, so make sure you’re checking your levels between seasons!
Opening Up Your Pool
The start of spring means that we are one step closer to the summertime, so depending on where you live, it may be the right time to get your pool ready for the season. Before you open up your pool for the season, be sure you’re checking the weather forecast. Once you’re ready to open up your pool, this would be the best time to have a professional pool inspection done.
Home Inspection Services in Warren, New Jersey
As we begin transitioning into the spring, it’s the perfect time for a home inspection. At Cornerstone Home Inspections, our inspectors are not only certified Home Inspectors and trained in chimney inspections, including fireplaces, flues, and liner, but they are also volunteer firefighters! With this wide range of knowledge, you can trust that your safety is our priority.
Contact us today to learn more about our services!