How to Spring Up Your Home Exterior and Yard


Spring has finally arrived, at least for some of us. Now that the bitter snows of winter are melting away, it is time to see what the damage is. You undoubtedly have many things on your spring cleaning to-do list, but you might be wondering where to begin with the outside of your home. Here are seven simple steps to guide you through restoring not only your home's exterior but the rest of your outdoor property as well. In addition to these steps you can also contact your local Evanston Siding Replacement and Evanston Roof Repair experts here at Apex Exteriors to answer any questions you may have and help you recover what might have been damaged during the winter months.

1. Check Up

When you step outside your home after many months of winter, the first thing you'll want to do is inspect your home and yard from top to bottom. Write down or take pictures of any cracks, holes, paint peelings, leaks, burnt out light bulbs and any other damages that you notice so that you can address them later. Here are the main areas you should check up on as you inspect the areas outside your home:

- Rooftop
- Deck and Patio
- Foundation and Other Structures
- Windows and Doors
- Siding and Fixtures

2. Fix Up

If you find any major issues during your spring inspection then be sure to address those immediately. Some issues can wait but don't wait too long or else you might forget about them and they will only get worse over time. Here is a list of areas that may need fixing up right away depending on how badly their messed up.

- Rooftop
- Fence
- Siding
- Deck
- Doors and Windows
- Foundation and Other Structures

3. Clean Up

Once the most serious home exterior injuries have been addressed you can then start on spring cleaning. For parts of your home you can rent a water pressure cleaner or hire someone to come and pressure wash your home for you. Sweeping, raking, weeding, digging, scrubbing, wiping and de-mulch-ifying are all part of the cleaning process. Here are the main areas that need the biggest cleanups.

- Siding and Fixtures
- Gutters
- Deck and Patio
- Rooftop
- Doors and Windows
- Lawn
- Garden

4. Round Up

Once your home and yard are picked up and cleaned up you can begin get to work on preparing your yard and home for summer. Start this process by gathering up any items that you'll be needed and checking up on their functionality by making sure they still work and are not all rusty. If you utilize local services to help you freshen up your yard then now might be a good time to give them a call and ask them to come over. Here are just three areas that this tip might apply to. Based on the needs of your home and yard you might be able to come up with more.

- Prepare Your Tools
- Aerate Your Lawn
- Spray for Bugs

5. Touch Up

Now it's time for a bit of touch up paint and decorating. Here are a few areas where a little facelift can go a long way.

- Siding
- Fence
- Deck
- Garden
- Porch

6. Build Up

There may be some summer building projects that you want to get a head start with. Once all of your other home repairs and touch ups have been addressed then you can feel free to create something brand spanking new for your home or yard. Here are a few ideas, but you can probably come up with more.

- Fence
- Deck
- Garden
- Treehouse

7. Keep Up

At last all of the big cleaning and repairing projects are completed. Now is the time to bring out the grill and start enjoying your outdoor living areas again. Don't forget to maintain these areas throughout the summer and autumn seasons so that you can keep on enjoying your property without anymore unwanted repairs and projects.


Spring cleaning is a big deal because it is the biggest revamp time of the year. Throughout all the other seasons you just need to keep up what you've already started. By starting your outdoor spring maintenance right now you can catch all minor issues before they become big disasters. Don't wait 'til summer to enjoy the outside of your home but begin your spring cleaning and fixing as soon as you can. Happy spring-a-fying!

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