The key to keeping your home in good working condition is to prevent problems before they arise. With the help of a pro and focusing on the right tasks at the right time, you can keep your home running smoothly all year long. This summer, focus on these exterior upkeep projects to keep your home in working condition.
Painting is a great way to boost your curb appeal and keep up with home maintenance. From decks and fences to siding, doors and the exterior of your home, many items can be touched up with paint. This fun summer project can change the look of your home completely, or touch up old paint that may be chipping. Looking for a full transformation? Discuss with a professional on current painting trends, and the process on how to transform the exterior of your house.
2. Power Washing
This task can often go under the radar due to its simplicity, however, it is extremely beneficial. Once a year you should consider hiring a pro to power wash your patio, deck, siding, driveway, and any hardscaping you have. Not only will this increase the aesthetics of your spaces, but it can prevent future problems of mold and rotting.
We’re guessing your roof is an area that you do not examine frequently. Often we only look at our roofs once a problem has already caused damage. Since your roof is on the top of your house and not in your backyard forcing you to look at it, repairs can go unnoticed. As Canadian winters are extremely harsh on roofs, consider hiring a roof inspector in the spring or summer. They will check for issues such as chimney deterioration, broken and clogged downspouts/gutters, leaks and animal infestations. Be sure to have a pro look after your roof now so you don’t end up paying for an expensive repair later on.
4. Gutter Cleaning
Upkeeping your gutters is crucial for the safety of your home. Gutters that are not regularly checked can cause major issues. If they have detached from your home, are leaking, clogged, or dented, they will need to be repaired. By having a pro maintain your gutters, they can continue serving their main function of steering water away from your home.
Start booking your summer projects now to ensure you get your pick of the pros before they’re all booked up! Exterior upkeeps are essential in preventing future problems, and to get your home ready for the sunny season. Ensure each year these areas are checked by a pro to catch any damages winter may have caused. Submit a service request to local pros in your area today to get a head start on planning your next project!