Spring Cleaning the Exterior of Your Home

April 10, 2018 12:52 pm

Spring is a time of renewal. The grass will become greener, daffodils and tulips will start popping up, and the gray of winter will be replaced with vibrant colors. As the weather begins to warm up, it gives us an excellent opportunity to spend some time outdoors, cleaning the winter away. With a little elbow grease, you can create some serious and stunning curb appeal.

Follow these simple spring-cleaning tips for the exterior of your home:

Windows – Winter weather can leave your exterior windows covered in residue, which can prevent spring sunshine from pouring natural light into your home. To clean, remove the screens to your windows and hose them off. Next, use a squeegee and cleaning solution to tackle the glass. If you have second-story-or-higher windows on your home, you may need to hire a professional to clean the exteriors. For more details on cleaning your windows, click here. 

Siding – If your home has vinyl siding, you may have noticed a buildup of mold, mildew and pollen. Most hardware and home improvement stores rent pressure washers that can help remove this, or you can hire someone to pressure wash the exterior of your home. For more information on cleaning vinyl siding, click here.

Driveways and Sidewalks – Concrete driveways and sidewalks can collect mildew over time, making them appear dingy and unsightly. Make the most out of your rented pressure washer and clean these too. Begin with a degreaser, followed by a cleaning solution and a sealant. For full instructions, click here.

Gutters – The gutters on your home can become clogged with leaves, dirt and other debris. Cleaning your gutters will allow for the rainwater from spring showers to flow freely without causing damage to your gutters or your home. Remove all materials clogging your gutter and then flush the gutters with a hose. To learn more about cleaning your gutters, click here.

View more outdoor spring-cleaning tips here.

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