Summer Home Maintenance Tips
The temperatures are heating up outside as summer hits full swing, but is your home ready to keep the cool air in? Did your roof make it through the winter months unscathed? If you want to ensure that your home is ready for summer, here are some home maintenance projects to consider:
Summer Roof Maintenance
Summer is the perfect time for a roof inspection to see if the icy winter weather or the recent wind and rain storms caused any issues that need to be addressed. Look for signs of moisture intrusion as well as shingles that have been damaged or loosened.
Insulate Your Windows
Your windows play a huge role in your home’s overall energy efficiency, so it’s a good time to look for problems that could contribute to air drafts and heat transfer. Look for caulking that has cracked and open and close your windows to see if they are still operating correctly. You also might want to clean the winter grime out of the frames to ensure a tight seal when they’re closed.
Check Your Exterior Doors
Your exterior doors also need to be inspected to ensure they’re properly insulated. You should swap out any weatherstripping that is old or damaged, and you may want to consider replacing a door that is warped or rotting.
Check your siding for weather damage and look for gaps that could allow moisture or insect intrusion. Inspect the perimeter of your home where the foundation meets your siding. Look for any signs of bubbling paint, damaged vinyl, weeds, or any overgrowth penetrating your siding panels.
PRO TIP: Trim away any brush, vines, or flowers that may be too close to your home’s siding. Clear away any grass, mulch, or overgrowth 8-10 inches from your siding to ensure overgrowth is not penetrating your home’s exterior, allowing moisture and pests inside. This small maintenance tip will aid in reducing invasive pests, siding damage, and moisture penetration for years to come.
New England’s Home Maintenance Experts
If your inspection reveals any issues that require the help of professionals, NEWPRO is standing by to help. We’ll ensure that your home is ready for every season by replacing any failing windows or doors, repairing or replacing damaged siding, and returning your roof to optimal condition.
Contact us today for all your home renovation needs.