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Maintaining your Property

August 12, 2019

5 Winter Home Maintenance Projects You Should Do in the Middle of Summer

1. Check the roof and gutters

Start with the gutters.

Check to see if there are excessive amounts of granules in your gutters, as these can indicate an issue with your roof,” she explains. “Also, look for missing roof shingles or water stains on the underside of your attic, as this can indicate a need for roof repair.” It’s also important to clean out your gutters regularly—both after the winter season and during the summer and fall. Clean out leaves and debris that may be clogging the water runoff, to avoid incurring damage to the sides of your home.

2. Clean the windows

“Window washing doesn’t just make your home look better and let the sunshine in,” Colbert says. “Neglecting to wash your windows regularly can cause your windows to wear out and break down faster.” And that's not a problem you want to discover when temps dip below freezing.

3. Repair the deck and clear vents

Decks and outdoor fixtures take a beating during spring storms, making summer virtually the only time to give them the TLC they need.

Look for any exposed wiring in outdoor fixtures, and examine the deck itself for structural damage. You should also be on the lookout for anything that might be building a home in your outdoor space.

4. Give your exterior a fresh coat of paint

Keep in mind that repainting and staining don’t just make your home look nice—they also protect your home’s natural features from the wear and tear of rain and snow. And if you have any exterior surfaces that need a refresh, the hot and dry days of summer will be your best chance to get the job done.

5. Air out the house

Sunlight is great when it comes to naturally straightening the fibers of different household items and furniture—not to mention any molds or mildew,” Cooper says.












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