Exterior maintenance is a crucial part of keeping any home spick and span for decades to come. When it comes to home maintenance, exterior work will likely take the most time to do thoroughly as there are many items to check off the list. From front lawn maintenance to sealing windows, there can be a lot to do.
Home exterior maintenance is especially more demanding because the outside of your house tends to wear faster than the interior. Much of this has to do with the weather: without regular maintenance, gutters can clog, roofs can become overwhelmed with moss, your HVAC condenser can get covered in debris, and your home’s siding can get covered in mildew, mold, and even moss. Fortunately, home exterior maintenance isn’t that complicated, and most of it can be completed without calling a professional.
Caring For Your Deck
As time goes by, the combined forces of moisture and temperature change can do a number on your wooden deck, causing the planks to warp, rot, and crack. To keep your deck in good shape, it’s important to do some basic regular maintenance. Wooden decks can be overhauled in an afternoon and this should be done at least once a year. Power washing your deck should be the first order of business. This will remove mold and mildew that may have accumulated. It will also make it easier to spot any wood rot, damage, or insect infestation.