While the winter is not especially taxing in Florida, spring is a great time to take a look at your yard and address some things that can be problematic if left unattended to. Here are a few spring home maintenance tips from Coastal Wealth Insurance, LLC for your yard in Fort Lauderdale, FL:
Look at the Slope of Your Yard
Rain can erode your yard over your time. This can cause your yard to have a slight slope in it. If it slopes away from your home, this is fine. But if it slopes towards your home, you have an issue. A yard that slopes towards your home can push water to sit against your home damaging the siding or foundation. Spring is a great time to look at this and grade your yard as needed so that it slopes away from your home.
Trim Your Trees
When you trim your trees, you will want to trim away any branches that sway against your roof. Swaying branches can damage the roofing material. Also, trim away any dead or damaged limbs. These can be hazardous and may fall on people or your property, causing injuries or damage.
Tend to Any Damaged Patios or Decks
The last home maintenance tip for your yard is to attend to any damaged decks or patios. If your decking is warped, spring is a great time to replace damaged boards. If your concrete patio has a hole or large crack, spring is a great time to lay a new concrete surface or make concrete repairs.
Tending to your yard can help protect your home from damage. In turn, this can minimize the number of home insurance claims you may need to file. If you are looking to obtain a new home insurance policy in the greater Fort Lauderdale, FL area, Coastal Wealth Insurance, LLC can help. Contact us today with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment to talk about all of your home insurance needs. We also offer an online rating tool to find quotes for your home insurance, visit our site for more information on this tool.