Exterior Maintenance For The Summer

Jul 22, 2014

While summer is here, now is a good time to take advantage of the beautiful weather and give the exterior of your home a little TLC. This can help make sure that your home is in tip-top shape and is ready to handle all that summer can throw at it- including high temps and crazy rain storms.

Here are some helpful tips to keep the exterior of your home maintained through the summer months:

  • Make sure that the exterior of your home has proper drainage. Pooling water can damage your landscape and your foundation, as well as decks and patios. To make sure that rainwater is carried away from your foundation and your home’s exterior, be sure the soil around your home slopes away; you can achieve this by bringing in fill dirt and top soil to build up a slope.

  • Make sure that your gutter system is free from clogs and that your downspout is pointed away from your home. Remove debris from the gutter and rinse with a garden hose to remove any leaves or branches that may have occurred over the last few months. This is best done several times a year for maximum gutter efficiency.

  • You want to make sure that your home is air-tight, especially if you run an air conditioner in your home. Windows are one of the worst culprits for air leaks so if you have old and leaky windows, having them replaced is a great solution to help save you money on your energy bills and to make your home more comfortable.

  • Keep tree branches and shrubs trimmed away from your home. When branches and other vegetation touch the sides of your home, pests like ants will find it easier to access your home. Pest infestations are one of the biggest problems that homeowners deal with in the summer, so whatever you can do to protect your home from pest invaders should help make your summer a more enjoyable one.

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