During spring and fall cleaning, many homeowners focus their efforts on the main house and overlook outdoor sheds and the garage. This oversight can lead to the deterioration of these structures and their contents over time, leaving homeowners with yet another home improvement project. Follow these maintenance tips to keep the garage or shed functional and tidy.
Insulating garages and sheds keeps the heat out during summer and blocks out frigid temperatures when winter arrives. This also helps deter critters and bugs that may creep in through crevices. Insulation can also transform a shed or garage into a comfortable working space throughout the year.
Garage Door Maintenance
A malfunctioning garage door can lead to devastating accidents and is also difficult to operate safely. Lubrication is one of the essential garage door maintenance tips to keep this appliance in working order. Homeowners should also look out for warning signs such as slow opening, strange noises, and door track issues when conducting maintenance checks. A qualified contractor should be contacted to investigate faulty garage doors.
Simple but efficient cleaning can restore a neglected shed or garage to pristine condition. The spring cleaning process should start with removing everything in the building, checking for any damage, and wiping down all surfaces. The ceilings, walls, doors, windows, and floors should be cleaned thoroughly and left to dry before returning the stored items.
Exterior maintenance protects the structure and also improves curb appeal. This entails trimming or clearing any vegetation around the outdoor building and washing the exterior siding, doors, and windows. Repainting the shed or garage can also give a new lease on life to an aging structure. The roof should also be inspected, cleaned, and repaired while the gutters and downspouts should be unclogged and examined. Improved drainage will mitigate flooding and moisture issues that can lead to extensive water damage. With age, outdoor structures require even more work, time, and money to maintain. When regular maintenance no longer suffices, contact Grey’s Woodworks for a replacement. For the last four decades, we have served the Grahamsville, NY community by building outstanding custom sheds, garages, gazebos, and other outdoor structures. Give us a call at (845) 985-7006 to learn more about our custom-built products.