Most people look forward to the lazy days of summer. The weather’s warmer, making it possible to spend more time outdoors and enjoy nature, community events, and seasonal activities. Homeowners also have different responsibilities during the summer months. Homeowners typically spend thousands per year on home maintenance and must perform many maintenance tasks to prepare their homes for summer. Let’s look at home repairs and maintenance you should prioritize before summer arrives.
Look after your roof.
Although a popular nursery rhyme referring to “April showers” promotes the idea that spring is the rainiest season of the year, many places receive more rain during the summer months. Since your home’s roof prevents precipitation from building up on top of your house and entering your home, homeowners should look after roof repairs before summer arrives.
Check your roof to see if it’s in disrepair. Contact a local roofing company and have them assess your roof to determine. Your roofing company will provide a free estimate, so you don’t have to worry about incurring costs before knowing whether you need roof repairs or a new roof. Your roofing needs shouldn’t be ignored or dismissed. If an old or damaged roof lets precipitation inside your home, you could end up replacing damaged possessions and rotten support beams, floors, ceilings, and walls. Roofing industry experts will seal leaks and install new shingles if it’s possible to salvage your current roof. They’ll secure repair funds from your insurance company if your roof was damaged in a storm or fire. They’ll explain your roofing options, allowing you to install a metal roof or choose between cedar, slate, or asphalt shingles. They also have options for low or flat roofs.
Spring’s also the perfect time to install new gutters. Your gutters help remove precipitation from your roof, helping extend your roof’s lifespan and preventing leaks. New gutters can prevent blockages, helping you retain your home’s value and reducing your seasonal maintenance tasks.
Service your air conditioning (AC) system.
Your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system maintains a safe internal temperature throughout the year. Google “AC repair Melbourne” to locate AC maintenance experts in your area and have them perform annual maintenance and necessary repairs to ensure your system’s ready for the hot summer months. Your AC company’s certified HVAC technicians will inspect your AC unit, replace your air filter, and clean the pans, drains, and condenser coils. The techs will also clean and inspect your ducts, eliminating blockages and toxins that could circulate throughout your home. Dirty filters and blocked ducts make your AC system work harder to circulate air, resulting in higher energy costs. Maintaining your system prevents higher electric bills and reduces the chances you’ll have to pay for emergency repairs if your AC unit breaks down in the middle of summer.
Look after your home’s exterior.
A side cleaning kit and a hose are all you need to wash your home’s exterior. Removing grime from your home’s siding prevents it from fading and keeps toxins such as mold from spreading under your home’s siding and damaging your home. Spring’s the perfect time to trim back tree branches to prevent them from scraping against your home’s roof or siding. It’s also the best time to tend to your gardens and lawn. Since the weather’s pleasant, you can also take advantage of the spring months to clean or repair your patio or deck. Performing these maintenance tasks before summer allows you to entertain guests and enjoy your property during the summer months.
Although homeowners must perform multiple maintenance and repair tasks throughout the year, there are specific tasks they should prioritize before summer. Looking after roof repairs and AC repairs ensures your home will stay dry and cool all summer long. Caring for your home’s exterior in the spring will give you more time to enjoy your home during the hot summer months.