You may want to avoid the summer heat, but there are home improvements that are best done during this time of the year. Some of these home improvements can even be done from the comfort of your home, beating the worst heat of the day.
Re-side your home
Summer is a great time to re-side your home. The weather is a little more predictable, so those afternoon spring rains will no longer keep you from getting you siding done in a timely manner.
Replace front door
If you didn’t get a chance to replace your old, damaged front door during the spring, summer is still a great time to get this done.
Remodel Your Kitchen
Summer is a great time to remodel your kitchen. This is because you can easily cook bigger meals outside. Remember it’s also good to keep a table somewhere in your home for your coffee maker, toaster, etc to be able to whip up some breakfast, snacks, or any other easy meal.
Reface Cabinets/Install New Countertops
If you aren’t looking to completely remodel your kitchen, a great way to add some life to your kitchen is to reface/repaint the cabinets. Another way to add life to your kitchen is to replace your old countertops.
If you followed our spring home improvements blog, you should know if your roof is in need of being replaced. Summer is the best time to replace your roof since the heat is necessary to bond certain materials, preventing leaks and other issues down the line.
Power wash home
Over the year your home will collect dust, pollen, and even mildew. Especially since the worst of the pollen has come and gone, your home is sure to look it’s best until next year. So grab a power washer and get your home nice and clean.
If you have a wood deck, yearly maintenance is important to keep it in good condition for many years. Especially since it is backyard party season, having your deck look it’s best is important. Although this may not be a yearly endeavor, you’ll know if it’s time to restrain your deck if the wood is absorbing water rather than repelling it.
Every 5 years you should reseal your driveway. In between these five years, you should be repairing any cracks with an asphalt crack repair. When it comes to getting your driveway resealed, it’s easiest to find a local contractor.
Depending on how much work you put into your landscaping in the spring you may still need to spruce up your flower beds and plants. Get your summer flowers planted, trim your bushes, and edge your flower beds.
Replace garage door
Weather is hard on vehicles, therefore it is important to be able to have access to your garage. Especially if you want to keep your vehicle in tip top shape for years to come. This means if your garage door needs to be replaced, it’s best to get it done during the summer. This way, your car is less likely to be left out in the rain, snow, sleet, etc. Opt to go for a door that has a opener you can keep in your car, that way it’s as easy as possible to store your car at the end of your work day.
Air conditioning maintenance
In order to make sure your home is ready for the summer heat, one of the first projects you should do this summer (if you haven’t already) is to schedule maintenance on your air conditioning unit.
If your home has shutters and they are looking old and damaged, it may be time to get them replaced. This is a quick and easy way to spruce up your home.
If you want to beat the worst heat of the day, you can do some smaller projects around the inside of your home. Some great small projects to do are:
- Change the hardware in you kitchen
- Upgrade light fixtures
- Put up new backsplash in your kitchen
- Get rid of popcorn ceilings
- Organize your pantry
If you are looking to get some bigger projects done around you home, Shakespeare can help. Contact us today for a free estimate on your next home improvement.