Maintain Your Summer Property

  1. Take some time to pull up a ladder and reach into those lovely gutters on the side of your home. Often times, leaves, water from rainfall, and occasionally your kid’s toys can be found clogging these valuable fixtures and building a stench right by a walkway or entrance to your home. It’s really not that hard to clean and it can be done easily with your hose. Men, this is a great thing to do for your wives to get yourself out of the doghouse.
  2. No matter what your home is made of, whether it is brick, stucco, concrete, panelled siding, stone, wood, it probably sits under the hot sun all day. Guess what, it should be hydrated, soaked and washed (just like humans, in case you were wondering). Don’t be afraid to take soap to the side of your home to whiten the foundation. This is a perfect opportunity to check for cracking and make sure the foundation is solid.
  3. Don’t be afraid to start (and finish) big projects. This means you should not be afraid to re-shingle, paint the house inside and out, possibly construct a water feature or improve a fence. Summer is great, because it’s more consistent weatherwise. Unfortunately, this often includes a harsh beating from beaming UV rays, so please wear sunscreen.