As winter’s dull, dreary days fade to the vibrance and warmth of spring, it’s an excellent time for Utah homeowners to refresh and rejuvenate their homes for the warmer seasons. To help you revitalize your home after the chilly months, we at M&M Gutters & Exteriors have created a comprehensive spring home maintenance checklist so you can check and repair your house from the inside out.

Read on to learn what you need to check in and around your home as Utah moves into spring.

The Importance of Spring Home Maintenance

Utah’s harsh winters can be tough on your home, and you may find several problems as the state begins to thaw out. By completing annual spring maintenance, you’ll be able to identify several different factors, like water damage, leaks, or structural weakness, and address them before they get worse.

Spring home maintenance can also improve energy efficiency by ensuring doors and windows are correctly sealed, insulation is in good repair, and your HVAC system has been serviced.

By following our spring home checklist, you’re also protecting the longevity of your home since you’re taking care of wear and tear as it happens instead of letting it grow into bigger, costlier problems.

Expert Spring Tips for Homeowners

At M&M Gutters & Exteriors, our team has over 30 years of experience caring for the roofs and exteriors of Utah homes. That’s why we’ve created our checklist of spring maintenance tips to ensure you can protect and maintain your home throughout the season. From gutter maintenance and roof inspection to window and door sealings and HVAC tune-ups, you’ll be able to check every area of your home as you say goodbye to winter and hello to spring.

Preparing and Protecting Your Home for the Season Ahead

So, why should you prepare your home for spring? You want to ensure your home stays comfortable, efficient, and in good repair as the seasons change. This is also a good chance to spruce things up and enhance your space for spring while also checking safety measures like smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers. Doing all this spring home maintenance prep ensures your home looks great, functions efficiently, and stays safe as we head into spring.

Outdoor and Indoor Maintenance Tasks

Now that you know why you need to care for your home as the spring arrives, let’s look at the outdoor and indoor tasks on our spring home maintenance checklist.

Exterior Inspection

We’ll start with the exterior of your home since it is most exposed to the elements during the winter months. If you find any issues in these areas, you should address them soon to prevent them from worsening. Here are the things you need to inspect outside.


Our spring maintenance checklist starts on your roof. Check for missing shingles, new or worsening damage, and the strength and security of the flashing and fascia.


If you have a fireplace or wood-burning stove, schedule a cleaning and maintenance appointment with a professional to ensure safe operation and reduce the risk of chimney fires.

Exterior Walls

Continue your spring home maintenance by inspecting your exterior walls. Check for peeling paint, cracks, warped siding, or signs of water damage.


It’s vital to check your foundation for cracks or signs of settling, as these can indicate structural damage.


One of our top spring tips for homeowners is to check windows and doors for drafts, damaged seals, or cracked glass, as these things can decrease the energy efficiency of your home.

Interior Maintenance

Now that you’ve completed the exterior portion of our spring home maintenance checklist, it’s time to move inside.

General Cleaning

It’s called spring cleaning for a reason! This is an excellent time to deep clean hard-to-reach or seldom-used areas. Thoroughly dust and vacuum all areas, then clean or replace HVAC filters.

Air Conditioning

Before we get hotter days, it’s wise to have your AC system cleaned and serviced. Contact a professional to have filters replaced, check refrigerant levels, and ensure everything works properly.


Another vital part of spring home maintenance is thoroughly inspecting your attic. Look for signs of pests, water leaks, or poor insulation, then address them quickly before issues spread to the rest of your home.


Basements commonly experience moisture issues, leaks, and mold — all of which can cause other problems. If you have a basement, don’t skip checking it during your spring home maintenance.


Freezing winter temperatures turn water in pipes into ice, causing them to expand and crack, which leads to leaks. Check all your plumbing fixtures, including faucets, toilets, and pipes, to prevent water damage and leaking that leads to high water bills. 

Outdoor Maintenance

Once you’ve finished checking the inside and outside of your home, you can move to the outdoor portion of our spring home maintenance checklist.


Once spring arrives, it’s time to prepare your lawn for the coming months. Take time to aerate the soil, fertilize, seed as needed, and trim shrubs and trees.

Decks and Patios

If your deck or patio was exposed to the elements all winter, check for wear or rot. You should address anything you find, then — even if there aren’t any problems — clean and reseal your patio or deck to prolong their lifespan.

Outdoor Furniture

Clean and inspect any outdoor furniture. You should repair or replace any damaged items to ensure you’re ready to relax outdoors in the warmer months.


As the final step of our spring home maintenance checklist, it’s a good idea to clean and prep your grill and buy propane or charcoal so you’re ready for outdoor cooking.

Customized Solutions for Homeowners

Following a spring maintenance checklist is the best way to prepare your home for the changing seasons. However, some homeowners may not have to, or want to, tackle the whole list. That’s where M&M Gutters & Exteriors comes in. We can provide a customized spring home maintenance checklist for your unique needs to ensure your home is inspected and prepped as we head into spring. Contact our team to learn more about this service.

Get Ready for Spring With Us

Spring home maintenance is not just a routine chore; it’s the best way to ensure your home is comfortable, efficient, and in good repair as our state starts to warm up. Following the M&M Gutters & Exteriors spring home maintenance checklist, you’ll enjoy peace of mind that your home will be protected and maintained once spring arrives.

If you have questions about our list or need assistance with roof or exterior inspections, don’t hesitate to give us a call.