With the coming of spring, there are many seasonal chores that must be completed to keep your home in optimal condition. Taking a walk through your property to check for damage and creating a list of renovations that need doing is a great start.

As a local Pittsburgh remodeler with more than 30 years of experience, Legacy Remodeling has seen many homes develop the same issues after a hard winter. To help you ready your home for the warmer months, we put together a list of the more common issues to watch out for in our spring remodeling tips!

Check the Windows

If you have wood trim around your window, now might be a good time to check it for peeling paint and decay. A visual inspection will show any loose nails and places that need repairing on the surface. To find out what is going on underneath, use a screwdriver to gently probe around the wood for soft spots.

Examine the Driveway & Sidewalks

Salt and other chemicals can cause spalling while shifting soil underneath results in cracks. This problem can affect the driveway, sidewalk, pool decks, and any other exterior concrete surface. Fill in those damaged spots as soon as you see them with concrete filler. When the weather warms up sufficiently, a professional contractor can further protect your driveway by power washing and sealing it. 

Finish that Pittsburgh Kitchen Remodel

The spring and summer are ideal times of year to tackle that Pittsburgh kitchen remodel. The use of certain chemicals, paints, and the constant in and out flow of contractors often means that your doors and windows will be open during renovations. You could deal with the cold air in winter, but the process is just so much easier to manage later in the year. 

Get an AC Inspection

After the air conditioner has been sitting unused for a few months, it may need some maintenance. Have an HVAC technician come out to clean and service the air conditioner and replace the filters so that it runs better. 

Inspect Your Roof & Gutters

The harsh winds of winter can do a lot of damage to your home's roof. Shingles blow off, gutters get filled up with ice and debris, and water seeps in through the fascia. A Pittsburgh roofing company, like Legacy Remodeling, can send out a contractor to professionally inspect your home and provide solutions to fix potential problems.

If your roof does need repairs or has more involved issues that require a replacement roof, Legacy Remodeling can also handle this task. We'll replace your shingles with Pittsburgh metal roofing products designed to resist the wind, impacts, and fire. Give us a phone call to find out more about our high-quality roofing products and the lifetime guarantee we offer customers. You can also fill out our online form to request a free estimate on your roofing work