Could it really be summer?!
Tackle these five summer maintenance tasks during June's longer days and better weather — and save yourself time and money this winter.
#1 - Update Outdoor Lighting
In June, winter nights are probably the last thing on your mind. But early summer is the perfect time to plan for those "OMG it's only 4:30, and it's already dark " moments by adding or updating landscape lighting.
The most energy-efficient, easy-to-install option is solar lighting, but it won't perform as well on dark or snowy days. For light no matter the weather, install electric.
LED bulbs last up to five times longer and also use less energy than comparable bulbs.
#2 - Clean the Siding
- With a bit of preventive maintenance, your home's siding will stay clean and trouble-free for up to 50 years. Fifty years! Clean it this month
with a soft cloth or a long-handled, soft-bristle brush to guarantee that longevity. As another, easier option, choose a spray and rinse product - they are a wonderful choice and very effective!
Start at the bottom of the house and work up, rinsing completely before it dries. That's how you avoid streaks.
#3 - Focus on Your Foundation
- There's no better time for inspecting your foundation than warm, dry June. Eyeball it for crumbling mortar, cracks in the stucco, or
persistently damp spots (especially under faucets). Then call a pro to fix any outstanding issues now, before it becomes an emergency later.
#4 - Seal Your Asphalt
- Your driveway takes a daily beating. Weather, sunlight, cars, bikes, and foot traffic – all of these damage the asphalt. Help it last by sealing
it. Tip: The temperature must be 50 degrees or higher for the sealer to stick, making June a good month for this easy, cost-effective job.
#5 - Buy Tools
- Thanks to Father's Day, June is the month everyone can get a deal on tools, tool bags, and that multitool you've had your eye on. If it's time to
replace a bunch of tools or you're starting from scratch, look for package deals that offer several at once. These can pack a savings wallop, offering 30% off or more over buying the tools individually.
Please consider The Myers Team your resource for all things real estate. We have over 35 years of real estate experience, specializing in (but not limited to) the Montgomery County area. If you are refinancing, want a recommendation, need a service provider or just have a home related question, please give me a call at 301-910-9910 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.