Spring Project: Get Your House Ready For Summer

The sun is shining, seeds are sprouting, and cats are wondering what cute pose might earn them a spot on The Consumerist; summer is on the way, which means it’s time to get outside and inspect your house. Winter can exact a punishing toll on any home, necessitating repairs that are best done in the warm weather. Yahoo Finance offers five spring tips to help protect your most valuable investment:

  • Clean your gutters and inspect for damage caused by ice damming.

  • Inspect the roof.
  • Inspect siding, paint, and caulking around openings, and cracks in brick and mortar.
  • Make sure all windows and doors open and close smoothly.
  • Change your furnace filters.
  • A little house work in the spring means more time for photographing cats in the summer. — CAREY GREENBERG-BERGER

    Spring Maintenance for a Worry-Free Summer [Yahoo via FreeMoneyFinance]
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