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How to Recover From Winter -

Tips on Spring Home Maintenance



Being a homeowner brings us a deep sense of pride but also a responsibility. Winter weather can be rough on a home, sometimes even causing serious damage. Spring is a great time to take care of home maintenance projects by taking advantage of the warmer weather. For your convenience,  Billy R. Martin Insurance Agency has put together this spring home maintenance checklist to help your home recover from winter.


Check Your Roof and Siding

Cold weather and winter winds can take its toll on a house. If there’s snow and ice, or freezing and thawing for even a few days, these can cause damage as well. Get on a ladder and carefully inspect your roof and siding, or hire a professional to do this for you. You may find that you have loose shingles or water leaks going through to the inside of your home. These should be fixed immediately to prevent further damage.


Check Your Attic

If your roof is leaking, you should check your attic to see whether repairs are needed there as well. Left unchecked, any leaking or condensation will lead to mold and rotting wood, which ultimately will need to be replaced. Also, check your attic insulation. A well-insulated attic will save you money on your utility bill by keeping warm air in your home during the winter and hot air outside in the summer.


Clean Gutters and Downspouts

Leaves and other debris can clog up your gutters and downspouts, causing rain to overflow. This can cause problems for your home’s foundation and allow water to seep into your basement. Break out a good pair of garden gloves and clean out as much debris as possible. Hire a professional if you’re not comfortable getting on a ladder, or simply don’t want to do this.


Inspect Windows

If chilly drafts come through your windows during the winter months, you should check them for potential cracks in the glass or seals. Cracks can also let in water when it rains, which will cause further damage to your home. Repair the seals if possible or replace windows as needed.


Inspect Your Driveway

Winters wreak havoc on driveways as water can seep in and cause them to crack. If your driveway has a lot of cracks following this last winter, look into resealing it to prevent further damage.


Inspect Your Deck

Decks eventually begin to look worn-down and old. They need to be pressure-washed and resealed every few years.


Protect Your Home with Homeowners Insurance

Your home is an investment. Take the best care of it you can by protecting it with homeowner’s insurance through a trustworthy agent.


For over 50 years, Billy R. Martin Insurance Agency has been providing the Tyler, TX area with great customer service and support. Our family owned business continuously strives to establish personal relationships with every single customer, putting customer satisfaction ahead of business concerns. If you’re looking for an honest and straightforward insurance agency with a good ol’ fashioned touch and customer focus, contact us today. Just visit our website or give us a call at 903-581-8191. You’ll LOVE doing business with us.




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Billy Martin Insurance is located at 2032 Republic Dr, Tyler, Texas 75701. We are open Monday through Friday from 8 am until 5 pm. One of our staff will be happy to speak with you and find the best fit for your insurance needs. Billy Martin Insurance has been a part of Smith County in Tyler, Texas since 1956. We continue to serve the greater East Texas area with the same values and integrity as the day our doors were opened.


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