Getting Your Property Ready for Spring

Submitted by Pike Mutual on Tue, 03/10/2020 - 4:37pm
Pike Mutual Insurance Company

Spring is a time of rejuvenation and growth — and for property owners, it is also a time to take care of a few basic maintenance checks. Focusing on a few key parts of your home exterior will help you avoid property damage as the weather starts to warm up.

Inspect the Roof

Winter storms can wreak havoc on your roof. Once spring arrives, it is a good idea to inspect the roof to see how it held up. Check for fallen branches, shingles that were blown off the roof, and any other damage that could increase your risk for a leak. A prompt response to such issues will prevent major leaks, which could cause significant structural damage.

Clean Out the Gutters

Cleaning out the gutters may typically be associated with the fall, but it’s also a good idea to do this during the spring. Clearing the gutters now will make your job easier next fall. It also ensures that the gutters are ready to handle the water flow from summer thunderstorms or one of Ohio’s unpredictable spring snow storms. A clear gutter will prevent water overflows and other issues.

Inspect Landscaping

The best time to inspect your landscaping is in the early spring, before leaves and buds begin growing. This way, you can more easily check if any vines, branches, or roots on your property pose a potential risk to your buildings. This will help you evaluate and plan for pruning needs in advance.

By adding these essential items to your springtime to-do list, you can have confidence that your property is ready for whatever the warmer months might throw your way. Taking care of your home now will help you avoid costly repair issues in the future.