April 2018

Getting Your Porch Spring-Ready

It may not feel like it’s Spring – but we’re all itching to use our beloved outdoor spaces! 
Here are a few simple tips to transition your porch from winter to warmer months. Proper maintenance and care will help to keep these       
character-defining features in pristine condition.
  • Completely empty the porch. Sweep and lightly mop or hose the floor surfaces to remove salt and other residue from the porch floor.
  • Remember to keep plants elevated above the wood deck, allowing water to flow along the porch grade and into the yard. Eliminate opportunities for water to sit under the pots and deteriorate floor boards.
  • Remove all screens and wash windows on enclosed porches to brighten up the space.
  • For assistance in assessing structural repairs or other maintenance issues, feel free to contact the Heritage Home Program to schedule a free site visit!