Getting Your Home Ready For Summer
Winter has come and gone, spring is on it’s way out and we are making room for summer! With that, it’s time to un-do your winter weather proofing and prepare your home for longer, hotter and dryer days ahead.
Take advantage of the nicer weather and the longer days to complete your list of home improvements and maintenance.
PLAN AHEAD! Know exactly what you want to get yourself into ahead of time. Taking on too many tasks can lead to longer and harder projects than anticipated, leaving no room to get your other projects checked off the list.
Start power washing! Clean off the residue that winter left behind, focusing on your driveway, patios and decks.
Clean your siding. Different types of siding require different methods of cleaning, and it’s important to find the right one for your home. All siding should be cleaned yearly to extend the life and durability, and make the repairs where necessary. By leaving damaged siding, you are at risk for winter weather causing a lot more damage down the road!
Repair doors and windows. Have you considered replacing your doors and windows with a more energy efficient alternative? Making effective changes will lengthen the life of your home and save you money where it matters.
Look for cracks in your foundation. Tour your home and inspect for cracks, if you find anything ensure you repair it ahead of time
Beat the heat. Is your air conditioning system doing its job? Get ahead of the rush by testing all of your HVAC systems before the heats gets to you first! Stay on top of maintenance requirements.
Prepare for PESTS. Summer is here and the animals are back! Protect your home against unwanted guests by keeping your yard tidy and monitoring for pests that show up unannounced. Different products are designed to protect different areas of your home, so make sure you are using the correct ones!
Conducting regular maintenance will not only give life to your home, but you may even see an increase in property value. Who doesn’t want that!