UBC offers a full range of housing options in five distinct neighbourhoods to provide a unique opportunity to live, work and learn in a truly integrated campus community.

Well, springtime is in full swing, and while we’re thinking about planting the garden, sweeping off the deck, and getting ready for our first cookouts of the year, there are also important home repair and maintenance tasks that have to be accomplished. You may be thinking that this is the best time for selling UBC homes and getting yours on the market, or you may just want to get it looking great for visitors and entertaining. Whatever the reason, learn these easy but must-tackle outdoor home maintenance tasks for this spring. 

Clean Your Gutters

You’d be amazed how many people just forego, forget or ignore this important task. Springtime is the rainy season, and having clogged up downspouts and gutters can actually do real damage to your house. Get up on a ladder and clear out the debris, whether it’s leaves, twigs and muck or loose granules from shingles. Spray out the downspout and make sure everything is clear. 

Roof Inspection

This is another DIY check that too many people ignore. You might hate to get up on the ladder, but a quick visual inspection of your roof is an important activity every year. Take a good look, check for loose, missing or curled shingles, granules in your gutter, cracked caulking and sealant, and other indicators that the roof is in need of repair.

Repair Bad Paint

Your paint is important for keeping your home looking great, to be sure, but it’s also vital inkeeping your home in good repair. Paint protects the surface beneath from the ravages of heat, cold, moisture and the environment in general. If you’ve got chipped or peeling paint, scrape it and touch it up. Never leave wood exposed to the elements—doing so leads to rot, which can be expensive to fix.

Trim Your Shrubs

Overgrowth can do serious damage to your home. Trim tree branches that brush against the house, as well as shrubs and bushes that grow too close. You want tree branches at least five feet from your homes, both to discourage moisture and to discourage squirrels, chipmunks and raccoons!

Change Filters

You should change the filter in your HVAC system with every season change. Since springtime is here, it’s time to replace that filter! This is possibly the easiest DIY home maintenance task you can do—just pull out the old one and slide the new one in!

Touch Up Wood Surfaces

Do you have wood surfaces outdoors? Whether it’s a patio, a deck, a handrail, stairs or any other surface, it’s important to make sure it’s sealed and protected from moisture and the elements. Take a few hours to refinish and seal your wood surfaces every year.

Selling UBC Homes

You may be taking care of your home maintenance to spruce it up for sale, since spring is also moving season. If so, you’ll want a realtorexperienced in selling UBC homes. If so, call UBC Real Estate Specialist Sam Huang and get your house on the market today!

Read full post
Categories:   Buying | Carpet | College | False Creek | Football | home selling tips | Marke | Market | Market Stats | Mortgage | Moving | Quarterback | Real Estate | Real Estate Market Report | Real Estate Vancouver | reb | rebgv | REBGV Market Stats | Renovations | school catchment | sellers | Selling | selling your home, safety | Social Media | student housing, ubc, investment | Student Rentals | Summer | Summer Programs | Tips | Ubc | ubc realtor | ubc realtor, UBC homes, UBC real estate | UBC Apartment | UBC Average Sold Price | UBC Chancellor Place | ubc community | UBC Condo Strata | UBC Condos | UBC East Campus | ubc events | UBC Farm | UBC golf | UBC Hampton Place | UBC Hawthorn Place | UBC Homes | ubc homes, ubc real estate | ubc homes, ubc real estate, spring break, vancouver events 2014 | ubc hospital | ubc housing | UBC Programs | UBC R | ubc real estate | UBC real estate mortgage | UBC real estate, UBC homes, Halloween in Point Grey | UBC real estate, UBC homes, UBC Realtor | UBC real estate, UBC homes, UBC Realtor, Moving to UBC | UBC real estate, UBC homes, UBC Realty, Toys stores, UBC, Point Grey | UBC real estate, UBC Realtor | UBC real estate, UBC Realtor, UBC attractions | UBC real estate, UBC realtor, UBC events | UBC real estate, UBC Realtor, UBC Food Truck | ubc real estate, ubc realtor, ubc realty | UBC Realtor | UBC Realtor, UBC Homes, UBC Real Estate, UBC Christmas Events | UBC realtor, UBC real estate, UBC events | UBC Realty | UBC schools | UBC Townhouses | ubc triathlon, ubc real estate, ubc homes | UBC Wesbrook Vilage | UBC Wesbrook Village | UBC Wesbrook Village, UBC, real estate, homes | Vancouver | Vancouver Home | Vancouver Real Estate | Vancouver Real Estate Market Stats