Getting Home Ready for Spring
April 15th, 2011 \\ Blog, Real Estate \\ Tagged: best agent in murfreesboro, best agent in smyrna, best real estate agent in murfreesboro, best real estate agent in smyrna, brentwood, buying a home in tn, franklin, getting home ready for spring, home tips for spring, lavergne, middle tennessee real estate, murfreesboro, selling a home in tn, smyrna, spring, things to do to sell house
Today is a rainy day in Middle Tennessee. We need the rain to get everything greener. There are a lot of things that you can do to get your home ready for spring. Here are the most important for our area.
Inspect the exterior of your home for any bare wood. Bare wood will let the elements eat away at it until it begins to rot. So scrap any peeling paint and repaint the wood. This will save from costly repairs later.
If you have a crawlspace, open up your vents to allow the gases under the house to escape. This will prevent mildew from forming in your crawlspace.
Inspect all of your downspouts from your gutters and make sure they aren’t clogged and are draining properly. Also make sure you have splash blocks diverting the water away from the foundation. If you don’t, this could cause water to go into your crawlspace and eventually cause your house to show significant settling which is very costly to repair.
Now is a good time to check your fencing for any loose pieces as well. We have a lot of wind this time of the year and that could cause part of your fence to fall over if it isn’t fastened properly.
And the last quick thing that will make a big difference for having your home ready for spring is trimming overgrown bushes and putting out new mulch around your landscaping.
Whether you are getting your home ready to sell or not, these are good things to take care of this spring to not only make your house look better but to extend the life of your house.
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