Home Projects to Complete this Spring
You may have big plans this spring to spend some time with your children and grandchildren, spending the evenings grilling out and going on walks. If you’re a homeowner, getting your home ready for spring is also something that should be on your to-do list. Are you wondering where you should start when it comes to completing spring home improvement projects? We share a few examples of the best projects to do to keep your home well maintained this spring.
1. Get your home hurricane ready
Spring is a great time to make sure your home is ready for the upcoming hurricane season—before everyone else starts to think about it the weekend before the start of the season. Improvements such as installing rain gutters, storm shutters, trimming back large trees, and leveling the ground around your home to account for proper drainage can help you prepare for hurricane season. You’ll also want to inspect the inside of your home for any signs of leaks, damaged doors or windows, and water damage, as one storm could create some severe (and expensive) home repairs.
2. Inspect your AC
Hot weather and humidity are just around the corner, so now’s the time to ensure your AC unit is in proper working order. While it’s recommended to have a team that initially installed the unit give it a proper tune-up, there are several things you can do at home to make sure your AC is properly maintained. Maintain your AC unit every month by cleaning out the water drainpipe by pouring 1/4 of a cup of vinegar into it. While you're at it, check your air filter and replace it if needed.
3.Add some curb appeal
Spring is the perfect time to show off your lawn to your neighbors and relatives who stop by on a stroll around the neighborhood. Spruce up your home's exterior by installing a new mailbox, planting a garden, power washing your home’s siding, and —as always—cut the grass. Are you feeling crafty? Create a DIY front door wreath or paint your mailbox for an extra, personal touch.
4. Inspect your roof
Summer storms make your roof especially vulnerable. Before the storms approach, take some time to inspect your roof for lost or loose shingles. Even seemingly minor issues can be a big hassle if you don’t keep it maintained correctly in the meantime.
Get DIY projects done at Gabriel Building Supply
We’re a family-owned business that’s been around for 90 years. Our staff has a wealth of knowledge to help answer your questions about your latest DIY project. We have stores in Ponchatoula and Amite, LA, so you’re always close to getting the tools and supplies you need to keep your home in great shape.