Salem Oregon Handyman Service // Kaufman’s Home Maintenance

Before Fall, caulking and siding repairs should happen

Siding & Caulk Crack
Siding & Caulk Crack

The beginning of a new season is a great time to catch up on those projects that may have gotten set aside over this past, long winter. Doing things like caulking your windows, plugging any little gaps in your foundation, and fixing places on your siding that may have been damaging by the winter ice and snow will not only make your home look better, but will help your home to be more energy efficient when the cold and damp weather return in the fall.

Spring and summer energy repairs

Spending a little time and money now to secure your home can save you “big bucks” next fall and winter. Caulking around your windows, doors and along where your eaves meet the roof line can prevent heated air from escaping outdoors, wasting money and energy. Small gaps in your foundation can also cause you to lose energy as well as provide easy access to your house for mice, bats and other critters. Repairing your siding helps to keep that insulating barrier between your home and the outdoors intact. Even a small hole or gap can cause you to lose energy–both in the winter AND the summer.

If you need help getting your home in shape this spring and summer, Kaufman’s Home Maintenance can assist you. Kaufman’s offers a full range of home repair and handyman services, both on a demand basis and as a subscription service. Our home maintenance service is designed to meet each homeowner’s particularly maintenance needs. Such services can include maintaining your gutters and drainage system, painting the interior or exterior of your home, cleaning furnace ducts and changing filters, securing your property from mice and keeping windows sparkling clean as well as tackling those maintenance projects like caulking, applying mortar and making siding repairs. To learn more about Kaufman’s Home Maintenance services, call 503-798-4357 or visit to schedule an appointment.