March-April 2013 | RINGING IN THE SPRING

RINGING IN THE SPRING
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RINGING IN THE SPRING

The proprietors of Tyler Building Co., Will & Nikki Tyler, welcome the return of spring by sharing some important home improvement tips

After a long, cold, dark winter, the bright sun and warm wind of spring are, well, welcome. And though there may seem to be no downside to this happy event, there actually is. All that lovely sunshine in which we so willingly bask also acts a spotlight for all your home’s maintenance issues. So, when spring rolls around, it’s time to start thinking about things that need to be done around the house. This is true not only because of all the extra daylight but also because it’s better to get these tasks out of the way so that you can enjoy the summer months free of such concerns. According to research from Pella Windows and Doors, more than 61% of homeowners plan to make improvements during the warm-weather months.

To help you tackle your To Do list, here are a few suggestions and maintenance tips for spring:

• Caulk, seal and install weather stripping around all windows and doors. This will help to keep the cool air in during the summer heat and save some money on energy bills.

• Use a screwdriver to probe the wood trim around windows, doors 
and deck railings; repair as necessary.  This will help to avoid any locations of water entry.

• From the ground, check out your roof. Look for shingles that are cracked, buckled, loose or missing granules. It’s also a good time to make sure the seals /flashing around the plumbing vents and skylights are in good condition.

• On your deck, look for nails coming up or boards that are buckling. It’s also a good time to consider staining or resurfacing your deck in time for summer BBQs.

• Inspect your attic and/or crawl space. Look for sitting water under the house or signs of wet lumber and insulation in your attic.  
 
Checking out and addressing these items is a great way to ensure your summer season is filled with relaxation and good times with friends and family. And of course, we are more than happy to provide a free estimate and design consultation to accomplish any of your home-improvement needs. 
 
Happy spring, everyone!


TYLER BUILDING COMPANY
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