Summer is a great time of year for vacations, camping outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. No one wants to spend the entire summer on maintenance, but taking time to care for your home is essential. You’ll maintain the property value and reduce expenses and repairs down the line. Below are some summer home maintenance projects you can tackle this summer.
Inspect, Clean, and Rotate the Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans boost comfort inside the home when temperatures rise. Over time, fans experience wear and tear. Keep your fans clean and dust-free and inspect them regularly, looking for loose or bent blades, wobbling, or strange noises from the motor. In the summer, set the blades to rotate in a counterclockwise direction to cool the room.
Summer Home Maintenance for Windows
Deep clean the windows inside and out. Dirty windows block up to 30% of the sunlight coming into your home. Clean windows make the interior spaces seem more spacious. Depending on the home’s design, some exterior windows may be challenging to access. In this case, you may need a ladder or to hire a professional for help.
If you have the budget, replace old windows with modern, energy-efficient ones. This task is not a DIY project and is best left to the pros. New windows are better insulated and will help you maintain the set temperature inside. As a result, you’ll save on your energy bills every season.
Clean the Gutters
Cleaning the gutters is essential to prevent water damage to your home. Summer thunderstorms cause debris such as leaves and dirt to accumulate in the gutter channels. Water can seep under the shingles, beneath the siding, and into your basement if the gutters are not maintained. Clean gutters help rainwater flow off the roof and away from your home’s siding and foundation.
Summer Home Maintenance: Have the AC Unit Serviced
Having a functional air conditioning unit during summer keeps your home comfortable. Hire a trained technician to service your HVAC unit in summer and fall to ensure it’s running correctly. The unit will last longer, operate more efficiently, and have fewer issues.
Paint the Interior of Your Home
Painting is one of the easiest ways to make a house look and feel new, and it is a DIY project you can finish a room in a few hours. Choose colors that appeal to you and complement your home’s style and decor. If you’re planning to put the house on the market soon, opt for neutral colors as they appeal more to homebuyers.
Home maintenance during summer is essential to keep the property in good shape. To be a better homeowner, choose a project to get started and tackle them one at a time.
Cole’s Inspection Services provides inspections to homebuyers and sellers in Statesville, NC, and the surrounding area. Contact us to schedule our services.