It sure feels like summer now and it is the perfect time to take care of the things you have been putting off. One of the things you shouldn’t put off is having your roof inspected for damages. If your roof has been hit by hail recently or in the past, the best time to have a professional look at it is now. At Interstate Roofing our teams of professionals will make sure that your home doesn’t get damaged the next time it rains.
Summer means cooking out, swimming and, of course, home maintenance. If you’re not sure where to start with that last one, try one of these projects:
1. Power wash
Give your walkways and home exterior a high-power shower, but follow the sprayer’s instructions to prevent damage.
2. Re-stain deck and fence
Whether you hire or DIY, protect exterior wood from the elements.
3. Replace siding
This home facelift is best suited for warmer months conducive to outdoor work.
4. Install a ceiling fan
While inexpensive, ceiling fans provide energy-efficient cooling.
To cool off, there’s no better time to install a ceiling fan than summer. (Photo by Summer Galyan)
5. Drain your water heater
Clear the sediment to get more hot water.
6. Remodel your kitchen
The ROI for this project averages 74 percent for major redos and nearly 83 percent for minor remodels, according to the “Cost vs Value” report published by Remodeling Magazine in 2014.
7. Build an outdoor kitchen
Outdoor living spaces provide a place to cook and entertain.
Outdoor kitchens have grown in popularity in recent years. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)
8. Initiate inspections
Get a checkup on those plumbing problems or faulty electrical.
9. Correct cracked concrete
Repair your buckling walkways and driveway.
10. Invest in new windows
Old windows can leave you feeling a draft, while new ones can cut your home energy costs in summer and winter.