3 Handyman General Home Repair Tips For Spring
Getting home repairs done before summer here in Kensington is a no-brainer if you want to avoid the heat. Spring is the perfect time to knock off some of those general home repairs that affect how well your home stays cool.
A Kensington handyman service can take care of all types of general home repairs for you, so call Benchmark Painting & Carpentry if you need help.
Here are some general home repair tips to help you prepare your house for summer.
Install Weather Stripping To Block Out The Heat
Those little cracks underneath doors and the ones you can’t see on the windows will waste a lot of cool air this coming summer. Weather stripping is definitely a general home repair task to do before it gets hot out here in Kensington.
Just figuring out how to properly seal a door can be difficult when there are so many different options in weather stripping available.
Handyman service providers install weather stripping all the time, so call one if you need help. Your handyman will know just what to purchase and how to install it on your home’s windows and doors.
Here are some of the things you will be replacing or installing:
- Threshold replacements
- Under door weatherstripping
- Around the door weatherstripping
- Weatherstripping for storm doors
- Window weatherstripping
- Caulking & sealing
Exterior Trim & Wood Repairs
The longer you wait to repair the exterior trim and woodwork of your home, the more damage it can cause to the materials underneath. The Kensington climate that is chock-full of humidity pretty much dictates annual trim and wood repair around the exterior of the house.
While some damage is just the seasonal wear and tear to the home, sometimes the necessary repairs are more extensive. Having some good carpentry skills is very helpful when repairing exterior trim. You also need a good ladder and helper to hand you tools and trim.
- Carpentry skills
- Tall ladder
- Helper to assist
Sealing & Painting The House
Protecting your home from the weather is important here in Kensington. Our exteriors take a beating from UV light, salt, humidity, and wind.
This is the time of year to take care of caulking to seal all the exposed exterior cracks. A good coat of paint will protect the sealant and your home.
- Use high-quality exterior caulk and paint
- Seal all areas around windows & doors
- Seal all cracks where boards meet
- Seal where the brick or stone meet the trim
- Always use high-quality primer before painting