SaturDIY: Check Your Home’s Exterior


Spend a Saturday afternoon this month maintaining your home’s exterior. Your labor will pay off with more than just enhanced curb appeal: properly maintaining your home’s exterior can save you money on heating costs and expensive repairs in the future.

  1. Foundation: Cut back shrubs and trees that are growing too close to the foundation, and check the entire foundation for invasive vines like English Ivy. If you find clinging vines, cut them back and remove any suckers that could damage masonry.

  2. Siding: Power wash siding to wash away dirt and pollen that collected over the summer. Check for flaking paint, which can make siding and shingles vulnerable to rotting or water leaks; sand and re-paint problem areas, and check for loose siding and repair as needed.

  3. Windows and Doors: Examine windows and doors for gaps or openings that let cold air seep into your home. Easily seal these openings with Mortite Caulking Cord, the original do-it-yourself Just press it in place with your fingers to form a weatherproof seal—no caulking gun required!

Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog post is for educational and informational purposes only. Homeowners should always consider safety precautions before starting any home improvement project.  While we strive to offer accurate and helpful advice, Frost King does not assume responsibility for any actions taken based on the information provided or for any consequences resulting therefrom.