If you are looking forward to the winter season ending and the warmer weather heading your way then you are not alone. This winter has been particularly harsh for everyone and everything, including your home. If you are wanting to prepare your home for the summer months then there are a few things you can do. It is mostly about checking all areas for damage as the cold weather can have a huge impact on your home. Check out the article below for some hints and tips on how you can get your home ready for summer.
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Clean The Gutters
You may not realize this but you must clean your gutters regularly, especially during seasonal changes. Autumn and winter bring with them fallen leaves and other debris that can make themselves quite at home in your gutter system. This can easily cause blockages that will damage your home. Once you have cleared all the debris out of the guttering that you can see, take a hose and run some water through it. This way you can ensure you have cleared everything. Alternatively, you could hire a professional gutter cleaner to do this for you.
Your air conditioning system may not have been used for around six months so you are going to need to have it inspected and repaired. Your air conditioning filters should be changed every 90 days or so as they can fill with dust and debris from around your home. If you have a full HVAC system then this should be maintained so it is in full working order for whenever you need it. These work overtime in the winter and summer months so make sure you get yours inspected by a qualified engineer.
Update The Exterior
Something else you might like to do is update the exterior of your home. During the colder months, your home can look drab and dreary. You don’t want this to continue into the summer months, so think about what needs doing to your home to give it a new lease of life. The outside of your home can take a battering due to the weather during the colder months. This can cause paint to chip or peel off your home. If this is happening then you may want to paint the exterior to keep it looking fresh. You can also wash your windows and keep your garden clean and tidy.
Inspect Your Roof
One final thing to mention when it comes to getting your home ready for the summer is to inspect your roof. During the harsher months, debris can fall off trees or get blown onto your roof causing significant damage. A hole in your roof is never going to be what you want your home to go through. If you start to notice wet patches on your walls, ceilings, or floors then it is time to get up to the roof to have a look.
We hope you found this article helpful and that it gave you some useful ideas on how you can prepare your home for the welcomed summer months.
I am guilty of putting things off that need to be done more regularly when it comes to the outside of my home. This is the year that I get it done. I am going to wait for the weather to break and then touch up the paint on my house, it really needs it. Thanks for the inspiration.
We will be buying our first house in a few months, we’re so excited about it…Great article, thank you so much…
Definitely need my roof replaced come spring. It’s due but it’ll save me so much long term. Great checklist!
These are so useful tips that everybody should keep them in mind. The cleaning of gutter, maintenance of Aircon etc are very important.