Your body isn’t the only thing that you should prep up for summer; your home needs to be summer-ready to so that it can bear the extreme temperatures better. Handyman Connection of Rockville discusses how you can do this.
Maintain Your Roofing
Intense heat isn’t the only thing that summer’s bringing; you can also expect some summer showers and higher humidity. The clashing temperatures can quickly strip the weatherproofing from your roof and make it more susceptible to elemental damage. We suggest having our team inspect your roof so we can properly address issues before they become more expensive problems in the future.
Check Your Doors and Windows
Similarly, you’ll want to check the weatherstripping on your doors and windows to see if they still hold up. Like your roofing, these play a big role in naturally ventilating your home. Caulk gaps in the framing and tighten the hinges that may have loosened up due to the summer weather.
If you’re planning to replace your windows, look for the ones with an ENERGY STAR® rating as you can guarantee that these will be more energy-efficient and have a higher elemental resistance.
Clean Your Air Conditioning
Summer is the best time to do an in-depth cleaning of your air conditioning. We suggest hosing down the AC unit and clearing all the dirt and debris that may have accumulated in the filters throughout spring.
Clean the Gutters
Finally, we suggest you regularly clean your gutters so that when the summer rains come, water will properly flow away from your home and its foundation. Get rid of the leaves, dirt, and debris that are in your gutters to ensure proper water flow throughout the season.
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