Spring Maintenance Checklist for Your Home’s Exterior



Spring brings a sense of renewal, and it's the perfect time to give your home's exterior the attention it deserves after the long winter months. Regular maintenance not only keeps your home looking its best but also prevents future repairs and preserves its value. At Taylor Exteriors and Construction, we understand the importance of a well-maintained home. Here’s a comprehensive checklist to help you tackle spring maintenance with confidence.

1. Inspect and Clean the Roof:

Check your roof for any signs of damage such as missing, loose, or cracked shingles. Spring is also a great time to clear away any debris, moss, or algae that may have accumulated over the winter.

2. Clean and Repair Gutters and Downspouts:

Ensure your gutters are free of leaves and debris. Check for any leaks or damage and make necessary repairs. Properly functioning gutters are crucial for directing water away from your home's foundation.

3. Wash Exterior Surfaces:

Wash the siding, windows, and doors to remove dirt and grime buildup. Consider power washing for a deeper clean, but be mindful of the pressure settings to avoid damage to siding or paint.

4. Check Window and Door Seals:

Examine the seals around windows and doors for any gaps or wear. Replace caulking and weatherstripping as needed to improve energy efficiency and prevent water infiltration.

5. Touch Up Exterior Paint:

Inspect the paint on your home's exterior. Touch up any chipped or peeling areas to protect the material underneath and keep your home looking fresh.

6. Prepare Your Lawn and Garden:

Rake up any remaining leaves, aerate the lawn, and reseed any bare patches. Trim back overgrown bushes and trees. Early spring is also the ideal time to plan and plant your garden.

7. Service Your AC Unit:

Have your air conditioning unit serviced to ensure it’s ready for the warmer months. Clear any debris from around the unit and change filters as needed.

8. Inspect Outdoor Lighting:

Check your outdoor lighting fixtures. Clean the fixtures, replace any burnt-out bulbs, and consider upgrading to energy-efficient LED bulbs.

9. Deck and Patio Maintenance:

Inspect your deck or patio for any signs of wear or damage. Repair any loose boards or pavers and reseal or stain your deck to protect it from the elements.


Spring maintenance is an integral part of homeownership. By following this checklist, you can ensure your home is in top condition and ready to enjoy during the warmer months. At Taylor Exteriors and Construction, we’re here to assist with all your spring maintenance needs, from inspections to repairs. Let’s keep your home safe, efficient, and beautiful this spring!

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