Can you believe it’s already March? Wait, it’s FINALLY spring! Now is a great time to start thinking about the exterior of your home. Is your home protected from Mother Nature? If not, keep in mind that Mother Nature is persistently and consistently trying to bring your home back to Earth, and I mean that literally! The vast majority of costly repairs called out during home inspections are avoidable with some preventative maintenance and common sense.

Don’t let Mother Nature touch or envelop your home (e.g., dirt, vegetative growth, etc.), and, once you’ve put Mother Nature in her place (away from the house), it’s imperative to maintain the home’s exterior paint/stain and caulking details. Painting contractors are super busy during summer months, so getting on their list as soon as possible is strongly advised (some contractors book years in advance for exterior painting!).

This helpful spring home maintenance checklist from the Family Handyman is worth checking out. Taking some of these simple, proactive steps will help ensure a smooth spring and get your home in tip-top shape for summer, which is right around the corner. So, let’s get to it!

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