SPRING IS COMING! WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT THINGS I MUST LOOK AT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE READY FOR THE SEASON?

Call Dependable to handle all of this for you.  (470) 322-7107

Decks and porches

Clean, stain, and/or seal decking: Clean and pressure wash your deck, and while you’re at it, consider whether or not it’s time to reapply stain or sealant.

Inspect the deck for cracks and signs of wear and repair as needed.

Check supports, stairs, and railings on decks and porches: Look for signs of wear, decay, and damage on deck and porch supports stairs, and railings.

Repair or replace any damage and decay.

Fences

Clean fences: Allowing mold and mildew growth on fences can lead to rot and decay, shortening the useful lifespan of your fence.

To protect your fence and keep it looking good, have it pressure washed.  This will remove dirt and buildup and reveal a cleaner surface below.

Depending on the condition, a fresh sealer or stain coat will do wonders to preserve it and make it look new once again.

Trim

Replace rotten or cracked trim: Inspect trim around windows, doors, and along the roof and siding.

Identify any areas of rot and replace them. This is important for making your house look good and also preventing water from infiltrating beyond trim pieces.

Siding

Inspect siding: Cracked, mildewing, or rotting siding can spell big trouble for your home.

Inspect your siding to catch these problems early. You should have these repaired, painted, and even replace any siding that is not in good shape.

Windows and doors

Repair rotted wood on windows and doors: Wooden frames may be subject to moisture-induced rot. Rotted frames have to be repaired, or you may have to replace the entire window.

Driveways and walks

Have us clean your driveway and walkways: Your driveway and walkways are full of dirt, grime, mold, mildew, and toxins — and all of those can be tracked into your home and even cause slips and falls.

Pressure wash your driveway and walkways, removing not just stains, but harmful buildup.

It’s also a good idea to seal your driveway to further protect against the grime.

Address cracking concrete now.

Air circulation around your home

Trim back vegetation: Make sure that vegetation isn’t harming your home’s exterior.

You’ll need to make sure tree branches aren’t hanging over your roof and damaging the shingles.

You should also make sure that any dense shrubs or other growth aren’t touching your siding.

You should keep at least a foot or two of space in between vegetation and your home.