Spring Clean Your Home’s Exterior

Spring Clean Your Home’s Exterior

The following contribution is from another author.

It is the time of year when people are starting to spring clean their homes. If you are doing yours just remember that the outside is just as important as the inside if you want your home to look good through the summer months.

Start At The Top

As with all cleaning jobs, it is best to start at the top and work down. Have your roof checked over to see if the bad weather has damaged any tiles and now is a good time to get your gutters cleared. There could still be rain for a few weeks yet and if they are blocked the water will not be able to reach the drains it should.  This can result in nasty water stains on both the inside and outside of your home.


Check that all your window frames are intact and that none of them need any repairs. If you have window shutters make sure they are OK too. Bad weather can be bad for wood, and if your frames are wooden they may need some care. Perhaps sanding and repainting would do the trick and have them looking as good as new.

Don’t forget to clean the windows too.


Your front door is what people see as they approach your home and you should make sure it looks good. The paintwork or varnish should all be in good order and any door furniture to be polished so it looks its best. However, do not forget other doors, especially the garage ones. These sometimes get overlooked when people are sorting out the outside of their home, but if the paint is peeling on them, for instance, they will spoil the whole effect of the rest of the work you have done.

Walls, Paths, And Driveways

Walls, paths, and driveways can all suffer in the winter months but the same method of cleaning is best for them all.  Pressure washing is the finest solution for walls, paths, and driveways. It will get rid of any marks the weather has caused and will freshen the whole look of your home.

You may look around and think that doing all of your home and grounds will be a huge job and then you might want to consider using experts in pressure washing who will know the best and quickest way to tackle it.

Don’t Forget The Garden

Although technically you will not be spring cleaning your garden it is a good time to tidy it up. Trim the shrubs and trees that need it and get any lawns back in order. If you have fences or walls around the garden make sure that they do not need any repairs or repainting. Any decking should also be cleaned and made ready for the summertime.

In just a few weeks summer will be here with full force and then it will be too hot to do some of these jobs. Get them done now so that when that time arrives you can just sit back and relax.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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