After the winter thaw and spring storms, it’s important to assess the structure of your home. Take a look at your property from the top down. What do your property’s trees look like? Do they need pruning? What about an infrastructure staple, like the roof, windows or foundation? Pay attention to any leaks, cracks or missing parts that could create more damage. Also, look around your property line for cracks in driveways and walkways. Fences too may need to be re-secured or require touch up paint. You should be promoting desirablecurb appeal.
Speaking of paint, just like on the inside of your home, the outside will benefit from a fresh coat of paint. It’s an easy, cost-effective way to update your property. Look for paint pealing on your siding, fences and concrete. Evenhardware, like your mailbox, house numbers and front door can benefit from a facelift, if they’ve been out in the elements for a few years. Just remember, if you’re going to add this to your to-do list make sure to conquer this task on a non-humid day, for quicker drying time.
Scrubbing the entire exterior of your house by hand is insane and a waste of time. Use a power washer (you can rent from your local hardware store) to quickly eliminate years worthy of grim, dirt and mold. I power wash my home every year from the siding to the fence to the concrete, everything gets a once over. You also want to check the gutters, wash windows, outdoor kitchens or grills and of course your outdoor furniture, where you’ll be spending most of your time this summer.
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