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Feb

Preparing for Summer Maintenance

This winter has been unusually severe across the northern hemisphere. Many people are looking forward to summer even more than usual. This can be a good time to plan possible repairs of winter damage so that you’re prepared for the next cold season. It’s also a good time to review your New Jersey homeowners insurance.

Make a list of things to check when you can get out and give your house the once over. Winter storms could have loosened roofing materials, gutters and down pipes. Your fences should be checked, as any heavy snow falls may have piled up and put a strain on posts and boards. As snow melts, you might find that your drainage isn’t as good as it could be; investigating how you can improve that for the future would be wise.

As well as dealing with regular maintenance, it could be time for a facelift. Rendered and timber houses can be spruced up relatively inexpensively with a coat of paint. Brick and stone houses can be given some high pressure water cleaning to remove the effects of pollution and mold.

Bear in mind that any major renovation work may affect the cost of rebuilding your house, and you may need to make some adjustments to your New Jersey homeowners insurance. Just make sure you keep an eye too on the costs of any new accessories or fittings that may need to be added to the policy so that you are still properly covered against any future losses.