This week was summer solstice, and we are officially kicking off summer! This means entertaining family and friends and generally enjoying the exterior and outdoor entertaining spaces of our homes. In this post, we explore couple tips to maintain the exterior of your home – some, which you may not even, think about – and will get your home looking and feeling great!
Tune up that Air Conditioner!
To beat that summer heat and be comfortable, a top priority is to maintain and check your air conditioning (AC) unit. Your AC unit, much like your car, needs continual and ritual inspection and maintenance to prevent any issues. The tune up will help to ensure you keep your AC running cool and well as keep your summer electronic bills low.
Homeowner tip: You can keep your AC bill running smoothly by changing out your air filters often. Experts advise changing them once a month when using your unit on a daily basis.
Check Your Roof!
Your roof shoud be inspected annually. Whether it is rainy, snowy, or sunny, checking your roof regularly will assist in finding any issues before they become big issues!
Clean those Gutters!
Cleaning your gutters regularly will to help prevent clogging and/or unnecessary leaks. It is recommended that your gutters are cleaned twice a year: once at late fall/early winter, after all of the leaves have fallen and prior to the first snowfall, and once at late spring/early summer after flowers, seeds and blossoms are done blowing off.
Homeowner tip: Find out how you can clean your gutters before they clean you with this Lowe’s DIY video.
Don’t look through those Windows!
Ensure summer heat stays out and warm winter heat stays in by checking and maintaining your homes windows. One key maintenance item is to routinely check the sealents around your windows, inside and out.
Homeowner tip: Use a small paintbrush or toothbrush when cleaning windows to get to hard-to-reach areas.
Pressure Wash the Exterior!
An important element of maintaining your home’s exterior is to routinely clean it, and the easiest way to do so is to pressure wash the walls. Do it to remove dirt, stains and mildew, especially prior to painting. Before you wash, just ensure that you cover plants, electrical outlets, windows and doors to avoid any DIY mishaps.
Homeowner tip: For a step-by-step guide on how to pressure wash your home, check out this MSN Real Estate video.