Early Spring Home Exterior Maintenance Tips

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 by Ben Bates

Exterior of a home needing repairsSpring is a welcome time in southwestern Ontario. Many homeowners enjoy being active outdoors, working in our gardens, landscaping and yards.

However, early spring is the best time to look for and repair damage that may have occurred during the winter months. Take care of these maintenance to-do’s and enjoy the warm weather months knowing that your home’s exterior is taken care of:


  • Examine the roof and replace missing or worn shingles
  • Inspect the seals around rooftop vents and chimneys are in good condition
  • Ensure that eavestroughs are clean

Windows and doors

  • Repair and replace rotted or damaged caulking or wood around windows and door frames before the heavy spring rains arrive
  • Fix holes or tears in window and door screens

Driveway, patio and decks

  • Check for signs of heaved concrete, patio blocks or pavers; repair and replace as necessary – they may be a tripping hazard
  • Replaced any wood that appears rotted on decks and steps
  • Confirm that handrails are in good shape and securely fastened


Being proactive about the exterior of your home will help prevent costly future problems. Please reach out to us if we can help. We’re experts in “All Things Basementy” – whether interior or exterior!

About the author

Ben Bates

Ben Bates lives in the Chatham-Kent area and has been involved in the basement, crawl space and foundation industry since 2008. He has a passion for improving homes the right way and knows what it takes to waterproof, encapsulate or stabilize homes in Ontario. He assists with over 900 projects per year.

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