Here are a few ways that you can prepare your multifamily building for the Spring season. 

1. Schedule A Spring Exterior Inspection

The roof of your building is a key factor in maintaining a comfortable and functional facility. As a landlord or property manager, your primary task is to make sure the housing that you own is kept safe and fully compliant with local codes. As the weather warms up after a brutal winter full of freezing temperatures and snowstorms, it is vital that you ensure your roofing structure is able to withstand the coming Summer months. Some red flags to look out for include:

  • Loose or fallen shingles
  • Leaks
  • Loose or fallen siding

To schedule your free, no-obligation consultation, call (763) 220-6219 or schedule online to meet with one of our expert roofing consultants. 

2. Clean Gutters

Gutters are an important part of your building’s exterior. They help to reduce the risk of flooding and run-off water damage. During the winter months, gutters can get clogged or blocked with various things like ice, leaves, snow, etc. The late winter and early spring months are the ideal time to clean these out in preparation for the rain we all know will come. This also gives you the opportunity to check for leaks or weak points in your gutter system. Here are a few things to keep in mind when cleaning your gutters:

  • If your building is big or tall, consider hiring a professional contractor to do the job
  • Keep your safety as the top priority

3. Repair or Replace Damaged Windows and Screens

In a region known for cold, snowy winters and hot, humid summers, your Minneapolis home must be able to withstand a wide variety of climate conditions – and one of the best ways to ensure year-round comfort and efficiency is by routinely checking to make sure your windows and screens are secure and damage free.  According to, “Energy-efficient windows are an important consideration for both new and existing homes. Heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for 25%-30% of residential heating and cooling energy use”.

4. Review and Prepare Storm Safety Plans

As the owner and or management of a multifamily building, it is crucial to ensure the safety of your tenants to the best of your ability. Spring in Minnesota can bring a wide range of extreme weather. Every spring, it is a great idea to create, review, or update your current storm safety plans for your property. Giving residents access to resources and a plan can reduce risks and anxiety while increasing confidence in tenant safety. OSHA recently updated its elements of a safety plan:

  • Management and leadership
  • Worker participation
  • Hazard identification and assessment
  • Hazard prevention and control
  • Education and training
  • Evaluation and improvement

5. Inspect HVAC System

Your property’s HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system is what helps to maintain good air quality for your tenants and provides a comfortable temperature throughout the year. During the cold months of the year, it is likely that the heating system was working extra hard. To ensure that it can continue working properly for the rest of the year, it is important to tend to the system properly and with maintenance if needed.

6. Update Curb Appeal

For many tenants of a multi-family community, the aesthetic appeal and sense of community are huge factors in their satisfaction. After the building endures the brutal winter climate, it is very likely that the exterior can look worn and sad come March and April. To keep current and prospective tenants satisfied, it is worth your time and money to update the curb appeal every spring. A nice wash of the siding and windows, or some fresh paint can go a long way. Learn more about commercial projects with NMC - Now In Partnership with Apple Roofing -

Spring is the perfect time to get your property ready for summer!