5 Easy Home Exterior Projects You Can Do This Summer

Your home is one of the most expensive things you’ll ever pay for, so whether you’re renting or buying, you should take good care of it. Now that it’s summer, it’s the perfect time to do weekend home exterior projects, so you can enjoy your home improvements all year long.

1. Take care of your deck or patio

Take care of your deck or patio

The summer is when you will be getting the most use out of your outdoor space. Throughout the winter, your deck and patio were covered in snow and ice, so be sure to properly prep it for use during the warmer months.

At the very least, your deck or patio needs to be power washed and cleared of all debris.

Now is also the perfect time to inspect your outdoor area for damage and replace any stones or wood boards if they are broken, cracked, or rotting. And depending on the type of deck or patio you have in your backyard, you should consider getting it resealed or refinished.

2. Clear your gutters

Clear your gutters

It’s best to clean your gutters out in the spring to get rid of any water or debris that accumulated during the winter, but if you’ve been putting it off, don’t wait any longer.

Clogged gutters cause numerous problems including, roof and wood damage, leaks, erosion, and more.

Depending on the size of your home, you may be able to do this job yourself, but hiring a professional might be your best bet as they will be able to check overall roof conditions, advise you on repairs, and more.

3. Freshen up your paint

Freshen up your paint

Summer is the best time for painting house exteriors because of the warm weather, sunshine, and lack of rain.

If your home has peeling paint, is unfinished, or could do with a fresh coat of colour, now is the optimal time to get it done.

4. Fix your driveway

Fix your driveway

Is your driveway plain and boring? Have you dreamed of creating a custom, beautiful drive made from flagstone or interlocking pavers? Is your driveway damaged, cracking, or in need of maintenance?

Now is the time to get that taken care of.

Winter can wreak havoc on driveways, and since it’s a high traffic area, it’s best to keep on top of its maintenance. And depending on the shape it’s in, getting it pressure washed and resealed or refinished after winter is over can help extend its life.

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5. Take care of your landscaping or gardening

Take care of your landscaping or gardening

Your landscaping takes a beating during the winter, and if you want your yard to look lush and beautiful throughout the summer, you have to take care of it. Not only do you want the plants around your home to look beautiful, you also want your gardens to be healthy.

This may mean you need to spend a day weeding, adding mulch, removing dead plants, or eradicating insects. However, if you’re unsure of how or what needs to be done, a professional can help get your yard on track.

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