Summer is near and with that, comes the warmer weather! This presents us with the perfect time to do some home maintenance. At isure, we believe that regularly maintaining your home throughout the year is crucial when it comes to keeping it in tip-top shape! After all, every homeowner can agree that their house is one of their most prized possessions, so it should be treated as such. We have already helped you with our winter maintenance tips, so today we present to you our tips for summer home maintenance. After all, as the seasons change, so do the needs of your home. Read below to find out how to keep your home safe, clean and in pristine condition during.
1. Start with an exterior visual inspection
The perfect place to begin when it comes to summer home maintenance is performing a visual inspection on your home! Since the weather is warm, it is the perfect time to fix any issues that need correction before the fall season. Your house goes under a lot of stress during the cold, snowy months of winter. This can do quite a number to the exterior of your house, such as your driveway or deck.
Be sure to look out for cracks in the foundation or mortar of your home, as well. If any problems or damage is found, the warm weather will make repairs a whole lot easier! When it comes to your decks and driveway, giving them a good power wash can not only make them safer, but also make them look a lot nicer for your guests who will be joining you in the summer.
2. Replace or clean filters and gutters
The cold and wet weather can also do a number on your gutters. Which is why the warmer weather is the perfect time to give them some TLC! During the cold months, your gutters can easily get clogged with debris, leaves or sticks, so it’s crucial that you make sure they are fully repaired and can drain properly. To take extra precautions, replace or install gutter guards or screens in order to keep debris from clogging your gutters in the future. We understand this can be a tedious task, so if you are not up to it, you can always hire a professional that is available in your area.
3. Have a roof inspection
When it comes to your home, it is safe to say that your roof will take the most damage. This is especially true during the winter months! Cold weather can do a number on shingles, loosening them and making them more susceptible to damage. With this being said, a roof inspection can be a dangerous task to do on your own. This is why its always best to hire a roof inspector. By hiring someone to perform a roof inspection, you’re ensuring that you keep yourself safe. On top of this, having a pair of professional eyes inspecting your roof will be better when it comes to catching any repairs that may be needed. Finding leaks and loose shingles early on can help you remain safe while avoiding any major costly repairs in the future. This is one of the most important summer home maintenance tips on our list.
4. Fix or clean windows, doors and screens
When the cold months are in full effect, your windows can take quite the beating. This will result in a lot of grime building up over time, so now is the perfect time for a good summer clean! This will drastically increase the overall look of your home, especially from room to room. Make sure to focus on your screens as well and give them a good clean with hot, soapy water. If they are too dirty for a clean, it is a good idea at this time to potentially replace them. If needed, you can also give your windows a re-caulking in order to prolong their lifespan, especially if the weatherproofing is starting to go.
5. Trim your trees and tend to your lawn
Now that the snow is gone, it’s a good time to give your yard a makeover! Freshening up your yard by replacing (or trimming) the grass and trees will not only make your house look more presentable, but also prevent further or future damage. By trimming dead parts from trees and removing overgrown areas, you’ll prevent them from hitting your house and potentially causing damage. Maintaining this throughout the season is crucial as well. Spring is usually the time to start replanting your flowers and garden so by the time summer rolls around, everything is in bloom! This is also the time to get your home and backyard ready for some summer cookouts, so get that landscaping done that you’ve always wanted to do.
Now that your home is in pristine condition, it is time to put it to use! So, fire up the BBQ and get ready for those long summer nights! Remember, if you are in need of a new or different home insurance policy, contact isure today. Request a quote here!