Preparing the exterior of your home for different seasons usually entails cleaning gutters and preparing the landscaping. One area you may be overlooking is the waterproofing. There are several areas of the exterior home that need waterproofing for all seasons, not just rainy weather. Keep in mind, snow and ice can also cause water damage during melting and freezing stages if your exterior areas are not ready. Here are a few of those areas and what you need to know about each area.
Vacation homes give you a stable place to return to when you need a break from your busy life, but as you spend more time away, you could find that the house becomes harder to maintain unless you specifically set it up for a low-maintenance existence.
This does not mean restricting the amount of power available in the home or turning it into a spartan shelter. What it does mean is making the home easy to maintain given that you spend so much time away.
Every garage door has one or two springs on it. These springs, sometimes called torsion springs, are either located directly above the garage door, either in the middle or on the left and right-hand corners of the door. Everyone should know what function a garage door spring has, what the signs are that the spring is damaged and what can happen if a damaged or broken spring is not replaced. Here is everything you should know about a garage door spring.
Being a homeowner means always trying to stay on top of home repairs and maintenance. No matter how diligent you are, though, you will eventually need to replace various elements of your home. This includes your siding. However, even if you know that your siding will likely need to be replaced at some point, you may not know what signs to watch out for that could tell you that new siding is in your near future.