With kids getting out of school and temperatures rising summer is just around the corner. But that also means hurricane season is almost here. So, before you get caught up in summer fun follow these tips to prep your home for summer so that you can enjoy summer worry free.
Say Goodbye to Winter
Its officially time, we can say goodbye to winter and hello to Summer. It’s time to pull out the outdoor furniture from storage and change the ceiling fans to a counterclockwise rotation. It’s also the perfect time to add some color into your home. You can do this by adding colorful cushions/throw pillows to both your indoor and outdoor furniture.
Protect Your Home with Window Film
Just as UV rays have harmful effects on your skin if you don’t protect it, UV rays can also have damaging effects on the interior of one’s home. UV light and solar heat combined, account for 65 percent of the fading that effects our furnishings, flooring and drapery. The installation of window film allows natural light to shine through while providing a layer of protection for homeowners’ furnishings and flooring from fading and sun damage. Window film also reduces the amount of heat entering through the glass, increasing comfort inside the home. By stopping some of the summer heat from migrating inside, the installation is sure to pay for itself in financial savings on homeowners’ cooling bills.
Trim Your Landscaping
High winds usually accompany summer storms that can cause trees and branches to fall and potentially cause damage. Therefore, in preparation, you can trim your trees to help them resist the wind. This in return saves the plant itself and reduces the risk of damage.
Clean Your Gutters
With summer comes afternoon rain storms, so make sure your gutters are free and clear to do their job. Gutters help control the flow of rainwater to protect your roof, foundation and landscape. Clogged gutters make for a perfect home for pests, mold and bees to infest. Blocked gutters can cause your home’s roof to leak and both interior and exterior water damage. Prevent a headache later and grab a pair of gloves, ladder and check your gutters. Remove as much as you can with your hands and then force out the rest of the debris and clogs using a hose.
Check Your Roof
Your home’s roof is the potentially the largest opening on your house. By checking to make sure that your roof is good to go, you are protecting yourself from the possibility of wind and water damage. Inspect your roof to make sure that there are no missing, cracked or loose shingles or tiles. After you are done inspecting your roof it is a good time to check the rest of the exterior of your home.