Summer Home Maintenance

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Summer means cooking out, swimming and warmer weather. It also means taking advantage of nicer weather to make some home improvements that you put off during the cooler months. If you’re not sure where to start, try one of these top ten home maintenance projects perfect for the hot summer months.

Pressure Wash. Give your walkways and home exterior a high-power shower. Summer is the perfect time for pressure washing so that you can wash off all the dirt and grime that’s built up through the year.

Re-stain the deck. Protect your deck from the elements with a new coat of deck stain.

Repair and re-stain the fence. The summer is a great time to make repairs to your fence. Walk the perimeter and replace boards, pressure wash and put on a new coat of stain. This ensures your fence will stay in great working condition.

Replace siding. Give your home a much-needed face lift. The warmer months are a perfect time to do outdoor work.

Install a ceiling fan. Ceiling fans help to cool down the home and are a fairly inexpensive way to add energy-efficiency to your home.

Drain your water heater. This will help clear away any built-up sediment and get more hot water for you and your family.

Correct your concrete. Repair cracks and buckling in your walkways and driveway. Hotter weather means faster drying times.

Invest in your outdoor living space. Outdoor living spaces provide a place to cook, relax and entertain. It may be time to spruce up the patio furniture or create a cooking area so you can maximize your outdoor enjoyment.

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