Spring Cleaning Time! Don't Forget About The Roof And Deck

Now that spring has arrived, it is time to spring clean your home. Once you get the inside work done, go outside and see what needs cleaning or replacing, such as your roof and deck. When you are finished, you will have a spic and span house both inside and out.

The Roof

Your roof should be inspected on a yearly basis to ensure it is in good shape. Hire a roofing company like Majestic Roofing, LLP. to come out and look it over for broken or missing shingles, leaks at the joints and flashing, etc. He or she will also look for weather damage due to snow and ice during the winter months. Hailstorms are common in the spring, which can also cause damage to your roof.

If weather damage causes any of your shingles to become loose, the wind can get under the shingles and cause them to blow off. If the company only finds minor damage to the roof, they will likely repair it. If they find a lot of damage, however, they will probably suggest you replace the entire roof.

If the roofing company does not find any damage but they see your roof is dirty, they can clean it for you while they are there.

The Deck

If you have a deck on your home, snow and ice from the past few months can cause it to become dirty. You can clean the deck on your own. Go to a home supply store and purchase some deck cleaner and a pump up sprayer.

Pour the cleaner into the sprayer, and spray it over your entire deck. Let it sit for approximately 15 minutes to give it time to do its magic. After this time, use a power washer set to a low setting to wash the deck. If you do not have a power washer, you can use a scrub brush that has a long handle. When you are finished, use a garden hose to rinse off your deck, and then give it time to dry until you start using it again.

If you want to seal your deck, you can purchase the sealer at a home supply store. Put it in the pump up sprayer and spray it evenly onto the deck. Once the sealant is sprayed on, wipe over it with a brush to make it even more smooth and even. Follow the directions of the sealer if you have problems using it. It should also tell you how long you need to let it dry.

When you finish your roof and deck, you can continue by cleaning the outside walls, cleaning and staining your driveway, and more.

About Me

Remodeling Your Home Can Improve Your Life

When I was growing up, my parents were avid believers in feng shui, although I was too young to really understand it. They did teach me that by arranging your home properly, it improved the "energy flow" in the home. I had a great childhood, but when I moved out on my own, I started having back luck. My parents encouraged me to have some home remodeling done to improve the energy flow in my home, and soon after, my luck seemed to turn around. I am still not sure if I believe in feng shui, but I know I just feel great in my newly remodeled home and I think the fresh new really got me out of "the rut" I felt I was stuck in. I want to pay it back to others by sharing what I have learned about remodeling on my new blog!


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