Summer brings longer days and warmer weather. Take advantage of the season to complete basic upkeep around the house. Here are a few important summer home maintenance tasks.
Home Maintenance in the Summer
Summer is the perfect time of year to tidy up the landscaping. Remove debris like fallen branches, mow the lawn, and trim shrubbery and plants away from the siding. Look for trees with branches overhanging the roof. Hire a tree company to trim branches that could cause damage to your roofing or driveway.
Clean the Gutters
Summertime means warmer weather and more frequent thunderstorms. Rain storms increase the risk of flooding and damage to your property. A recurring part of your summer home maintenance should be checking the gutter system. Keep the channels free of leaves, pine needles, and other debris.
Clogged gutters allow water to overflow. This overflow can seep under the roofing materials, leak into the basement, and damage the landscaping.
Check the Windows
High-quality windows keep your house cooler during summers and warmer during winters. You get a better-insulated home, improved security, and more attractive property when you replace them. If replacing windows is within budget, summertime is a great time to do it.
If you’re not installing new windows, wash your home’s current ones inside and out. Clean glass allows up to 30% more light into your living spaces, making the house brighter and look more spacious.
Summer Home Maintenance: Painting
Painting is a great way to personalize your home and can be a part of every homeowner’s summertime to-do list. Paint any room in the house, choosing colors that coordinate with your decor. Purchase high-quality paints and brushes for the best results.
If you don’t have time to paint an entire room, create an accent wall in just a few hours. Choose a color that complements the space, mask the adjacent walls, and paint for a dramatic update to a bedroom or living room.
Keep Insects Away
Mosquitoes multiply in warm weather. They are annoying and will ruin any outdoor get-together. Removing stagnant water around your house is a must if you want to save yourself and your guests from mosquito bites.
If you host a barbecue, clean the gutters, dump standing water, and purchase citronella candles to keep bugs away. Paraffin-fueled torches are another great way to repel mosquitoes and add a welcoming ambiance to the backyard.
Routine summer home maintenance keeps your home looking great and helps prevent issues with your property. These tasks won’t take much time and will improve your house and make it a more comfortable place to live.
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