Summer is quickly approaching, and there is no better time to update your home. Every year, there are a few things you should check around your house to ensure you are prepared for the rest of the year. Here are the home repairs to look into this summer.
Siding and Roofing
Throughout the year, poor weather can take a toll on the outside of your home. A heavy snowstorm could cause your roof to weaken, while ice and wind can cause trouble for your siding. It’s important, then, to fully inspect your home for signs of wear and tear, even if you don’t hire a professional to do so. You may notice a large issue you would not have seen otherwise, which could require extensive work to be functional later in the year.
Windows and Doors
Poor insulation is a problem year-round, but it is easily noticeable in the summer as temperatures swell. If you notice the cool air escaping a room in your home, spend time going around every window and outer door to ensure leaks are identified. Then, fill those leaks, either on your own or with the help of a professional. In scenarios where the leaks are extensive, you may need to replace the windows or doors to create a tighter seal.
When summer comes, heat can quickly take over your home. It is essential, therefore, to check your air conditioning to make sure you are prepared for high temperatures. If you have central air, you will likely need to call a professional to clean out your ducts and make sure everything is in working order. However, if you use window, floor, or wall units, you can often clean these out yourself. In addition, if you run fans, now is a great time to dust them off to avoid contaminating the air.
In summer, we often see animals outside. But what happens to them during the colder months? Many times, animals will choose to take up residence in our walls, attics, or floors. Yet, in the summer, they may leave and seize the opportunity to live outside. This is the opportune time to repair any holes or other entry points in your home where animals frequent, as they will not be trapped inside. Still, it is a good idea to have a professional complete this, as you never know what can be hiding inside.
Summer is not just a time to enjoy the outdoors; it is also a time to check a few home maintenance tasks off of your to-do list. As you begin enjoying the nice weather, don’t forget to check on each of these items to make your summer run smoothly.