After a long, cold, snowy winter, most homeowners can’t wait for spring. With warmer temperatures and sunnier days ahead, there’s a lot to be done around the home once spring arrives. Smart homeowners know spring is a particularly busy season for home service pros. If you want to avoid long wait times, start with these 5 spring projects and book your pros now.
After a long winter being cooped up indoors, many homeowners can’t wait to get outside. Freezing temperatures can do quite a bit of damage to our homes, including our lawns and gardens. Once the final snow of the year has melted, many homeowners’ top priority is getting their landscaping back in order. If you’re concerned about the state of your yard after a long winter, be sure to book a landscaper ahead of time, before they become too busy in the spring.
2. Fences and Gates
Now that you’ve got landscaping on the mind, the next project to book is any fence or gate maintenance. Blustering winds and heavy snowfall can severely damage fences and gates. After a long winter, it’s important to have an expert take a look and repair any damages. Whether you need staining, painting, or a completely new fence, hire a pro to take care of it for you now. Taking care of it now also means you can enjoy your outdoor space sooner come spring.
3. Deck Build and Maintenance
If your fence needs repairs, it’s likely your deck does too. Most decks in Canada are made from wood, and depending on how your deck has been treated, it could be in rough shape at the end of winter. To ensure you can spend all spring and summer on it, it’s important you take care of any maintenance early on. Have a deck specialist come by to inspect it and make any repairs necessary.
If your home doesn’t currently have a deck, but you’ve been thinking about adding one, now is the perfect time to have a pro over for a consultation. With the snow mostly gone, a deck pro will be able to see the potential for your backyard and give you options of what works best for your home. Remember that spring is a busy season, so get your quotes in now so you can enjoy your new deck sooner.
4. Heating and Air Conditioning
Maintaining your heating and air conditioning is something that should be done year round, but transitional times are particularly important. Switching from heating to air conditioning can sometimes uncover new issues that weren’t there last year. Due to the fact this is a common occurrence, we often see a spike in service requests for HVAC specialists, making it harder to get an appointment with one when you really need it. Take the time now to investigate any issues and book your service before the busy season hits.
5. Tree Services
Spring is traditionally very rainy in Canada. Frequent rain storms can cause weakened tree branches to fall and potentially cause damage to your home, powerlines, or even worse, someone walking by. If you have trees on your property that need to be trimmed, be sure to book this service now before the busy season hits and you’re stuck with fallen branches on your property. Depending on where you live, you can be fined for ignoring tree maintenance.
Now that you know what needs to be done to get your home ready for spring, all that’s left to do is get quotes and book your pros. By planning ahead and booking now, you can beat the spring rush and enjoy your home sooner rather than later.
Cover image courtesy of Almanac.