Most homes sustain a few problems during the winter months and spring is the perfect time to schedule your home improvement projects. Albrite Building is a General Contractor company located in Westmont, Illinois. We specialize in specially selected residential projects. In addition to general contracting work, we also provide design and build services to meet our client’s specific needs.
Repair Winter Damage
Don’t wait long to address a leaking roof or damp basement. Water damage can cause mold and rot. Roofs require regular inspections and maintenance to ensure that your home remains safe, stable, and comfortable.
Look for trouble spots on the roof. You can also look in the attic with a flashlight to check for signs of moisture. If you need to repair or replace your roof or shingles, there is no better time than in the spring.
Siding helps protect your home from the elements. You may have to repair or replace the siding on your home, especially if you want to keep it in top condition year-round.
You may not have the time or the tools to make your home repairs, so it may be best to hire a construction company that can do these jobs.
Clean Out Gutters & Downspouts
You should clean and repair gutters and downspouts. Gutters that get clogged with leaves and other debris can cause the water from rain or melted snow to overflow, which can lead to roof damage and flooding around the foundation of your home.
You can clean gutters yourself if you have a tall ladder and can work safely if your gutters aren’t too high. It is best to wear heavy work gloves and safety glasses.
Scoop out loose debris. Then use a high-pressure hose to flush the gutters and downspouts. If the downspouts are too clogged to blast out with the hose, you can use a plumber’s snake to clear them.
Check Your HVAC System
HVAC systems are important during the spring and summer months! You want to make sure your air conditioner is running smoothly before temperatures get really warm this summer. Hire a professional to check your air conditioners, fans, and air ducts in your home.
Stain and Weatherproof Your Deck
If you have a deck in your backyard, staining and weatherproofing it during spring is an investment you should consider. Your deck can undergo a lot of damage and discoloration during the winter months. Staining your deck in the spring will make it look more appealing and protect it during the colder seasons.
Regular maintenance includes washing the deck every so often but it also includes getting your deck waterproofed. Even if your deck has already been waterproofed once, it’s important to continue getting it waterproofed for proper upkeep.
Seal Your Driveway
Concrete expands in the cold and contracts in the heat, which can lead to cracks as the season’s change. Help keep your driveway smooth by adding a sealant before winter strikes.
With an asphalt driveway brush, apply two thin coats of sealer, one that runs horizontally and then a second that’s applied vertically from left to right.
Contact Albrite Building in Westmont
If you are interested in home improvement projects, call Albrite Building today at 630.655.9436, or send us an email from our contact page! Albrite Building specializes in construction, carpentry, masonry, roofing, structural steel, and window replacement.
We have clients throughout the Chicago region including Westmont, Downers Grove, Lisle, Naperville, Warrenville, Burr Ridge, Winnetka, Lake Forest, Oak Brook, Hinsdale, Geneva, St. Charles, as well as other Chicago suburbs.