Preparing Your Home for the Spring Season on the Florida Coast

Preparing your home for the spring season on the Florida Coast with Ridge Valley Exteriors. You know it is spring when the little buds of the flowers emerge from the ground. Those parts of your house you may have ignored during the winter months may show signs of wear and tear when the sun rises.


Are you preparing your house for sale? Perhaps you are just looking to give it some care. No matter the reason, keep these spring cleaning and upgrading activities in mind.

  1. Clean and refresh window coverings

Let’s face it. Most homeowners neglect their home’s windows. However, they keep out cold winds and collect winter dust and dirt. So, cleaning windows should be the first thing on your to-do list for spring cleaning. Having clean windows will allow a lot more natural light to enter a room!

Likewise, window treatments are an easy way to add a burst of spring cheer to your home. So, to make things easy, simply wash or dry clean your existing drapes. To go the extra mile, replace heavy drapes with lighter and airier sheers.

  1. Clean Your Gutters and Downspouts 

Having clogged gutters is both an eyesore and a safety hazard. Cleaning your gutters will save you money in the long term. But it is an easy task that will only take you between 15 and 30 minutes! Using a ladder, a small hand rake, and a hose, you may prevent flooding during spring rains by emptying gutters of debris. 

Are you trying to sell your home? Gutter downspout maintenance is a great way to show prospective buyers that you care for your home. Seamless gutters are more durable than sectional gutters. Moreover, they will not need to be replaced as frequently as sectional gutters.

  1. Bring Spring Inside Your Home

The sudden appearance of flower buds in the neighborhood is one of the best parts of spring. Potted plants are a wonderful way to freshen the air and beautify your home. 

Use a combination of seasonally appropriate house plants in pots and flowering vases that will need periodic updating. As Martha Stewart suggests, you can use several hydrangea colors to create the ultimate spring bouquet.

  1. Upkeep Your Lawn

To get your yard back in top condition, you will most likely have to act. So, rake up any snow-covered leaves, limbs, and other debris to get your grass ready for spring. Take the time to cut back on the size of your trees and bushes, and then remove the compost.

You can use a soil conditioner to aerate your lawn. A well-aerated grass is dense, even, and green. Also, use grass seed and fertilizer to reseed any sparse or damaged areas of your lawn.

  1. Fix Roof Damage

When the roof on your home desperately needs repair, it can be downright terrifying. Keep up with minor roof repairs to avoid a costlier replacement in the future. When every season changes, inspect your roof for any damage and clear away any branches, leaves, moss, and other debris while you are up there.

Call 844-741-7663 for an inspection or repair if you need it.

  1. De-Clutter Your Home for The New Season

Spring is an excellent opportunity to get rid of the clutter piling up in your home over the past few months. Do you feel overwhelmed by the thought of de-cluttering your entire home? Go room by room before you begin. You don’t need to complete everything in one day or even in one weekend!

Besides, getting rid of clutter is a necessary first step in preparing your house for sale.

  1. Give Your Textiles a Facelift

Updating your pillows, blankets, and duvets is a simple way to breathe new life into your space. You can use bright colors that go well with the existing color scheme. Additionally, transform your bed or pillows into a colorful canvas.

Don’t you want to spend money on a new duvet or new pillows? You may just wash them! You can finally blow the winter dust away in the fresh air of spring.

  1. Repair Windows and Screens

Replace damaged and warped screens to enjoy the beautiful spring winds without being plagued by bugs and other critters. Re-caulk your windows and check for water damage and decay if you had a very harsh winter.

Replace the window or sash if there is condensation between the glass panes. According to Consumer Reports, keeping your windows clean can help you save money on your heating and cooling bills.

For more information, contact Ridge Valley Exteriors at 844-741-7663. We service areas in Marco Island and Clearwater, FL, Acworth and Kennesaw, GA, Raleigh, and Durham, NC.