Finally, after the long gray months of winter, you’re finally starting to see the sun! Summer will be here in all it’s glory before you know it. We always have grand plans for all we’ll accomplish during those months, right? But alas, summer easily flies by without our crossing a single thing off the to-do list. Not to worry, this summer can be different. We’ve come up with a guide to the best summer projects for your home.
1. Pressure Wash
Warm weathered days are the perfect time to give your home a much-needed cleaning. You’ll be amazed at how pressure washing can restore the life to your home’s exterior, deck, and walkways. Don’t have a pressure washer? Unless you have reason to use one more than a few times a year, there’s no need to purchase one brand new. It’s easy and inexpensive to rent one for the day!
2. Paint the Exterior
Now that you’ve removed a year’s worth of dirt and debris from your home’s exterior, you may fall in love with it all over again. Or, you may realize it’s time for a facelift. A fresh coat of paint will work wonders on your home’s curb appeal, not to mention bringing a hefty return on your investment!
3. Replace Old Windows
Well-sealed, energy efficient windows are an effective way to save money in the long run. Double panes will do an even better job of keeping the outdoor temperature outdoors and maximizing the power of your HVAC system.
4. Install or Replace Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans can cut your energy costs while still keeping you cool all summer long! Even if you already have them installed in your home, consider upgrading dated or noisy fans for something more attractive and efficient.
5. Clean Out Your Gutters
Winter build up and springtime storms can cause leaves, branches, and even trash and other debris to get caught in your gutters. Left unattended, clogged gutters prevent water from draining away from your house, resulting in water damage to the foundation. All this can be avoided in a few hours work! With work gloves, yard waste bags, and a ladder it’s easy to remove the mess yourself. Test gutters for clogs by running water from the garden hose through the top.
Summertime doesn’t have to be all work and no play, but neither does it have to be all play and no progress. Approach your summer projects and your play time with balance, and you’re sure to have a summer you can truly appreciate!