Once spring arrives, taking care of those home maintenance tasks can give you a renewed sense of pride in your home. Perhaps you’re thinking of putting your home on the market, or it’s just time to spruce up the place a bit. Whatever the case, spring is here – which means it’s time to check up on the exterior of your home and complete those little maintenance tasks that can prevent bigger issues later on.
Texas had more than it’s fair share of winter weather this past winter. For Flower Mound homeowners, it’s a good idea to inspect your home for any damage which may have been caused by snow, sleet, and other precipitation. Inspect the roof, siding, gutters, and foundation of your home to ensure all are in good order. Clean debris and leaves from gutters, look closely for any damaged flashing around the chimney or missing/curled shingles. Making minor repairs now can prevent costly repairs later!
Do a little “spring cleaning” on the outside. Dirt, mud, mold – spring’s the time when we all want our homes to look fresh and clean. Use a power washer or hose with a special attachment to wash decks, patio furnishings, around the pool, the siding/foundation – give everything a good cleaning.
Touch up the paint. Winter weather can wreak havoc on your home, including the paint. Whether your shed is beginning to peel or the fence/house has a few areas that need touching up, do it now. The longer you put it off, the more work will be involved. By doing it right (preparation, prime, and paint), you won’t find yourself doing the same areas again every year.
Prep your garden for beautiful flowers and veggies. Spring is the perfect time to till and test the soil, remove leaves and weeds, and add fertilizer if you need it. By preparing your gardens now, you can sit back and enjoy the “fruits” of your labor or lush, fragrant flowers later. Nothing adds to the curb appeal of a North Texas home like gorgeous and well-thought-out landscaping!
The fact is, those who are considering selling their Flower Mound, Frisco, or Denton homes will have far better luck when their homes are clean, in good repair, and beautifully landscaped. Even if you aren’t selling it’s important to do a little spring home maintenance; however if you are selling, it’s a MUST!
At Team Nelson, our Flower Mound real estate agents enjoy offering tips that help sellers make the most of their opportunities to sell their homes at a good price. Need more tips and ideas? Give us a call today.