TOM: After a long, snowy and ice battered winter, it’s a good time to inspect and tidy up the outside of your home. Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute.
TOM: Reviewing the exterior of your home for signs of wear and tear brought on by winter weather, can help you set a smart course for strategic maintenance. Start with a roof check. Using binoculars to look for shingles that are missing, broken, buckling or blistering.
LESLIE: Next, clean and inspect your home’s siding. Use a pressure washer to clear away dirt and algae. And check for developments like buckling, warping and insect damage.
TOM: Last, check the perimeter grade. Replenish soil that has settled to maintain a slope away from your foundation. And be sure to clean gutters and extend spouts too.
LESLIE: Repeat the inspection three times a year and you’ll be well on your way to home security, savings and comfort. I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit Home Improvement Tips, visit moneypit.com.