Summer is just around the corner, and we’re eager for the beautiful weather coming our way. We’re already looking forward to BBQs, bonfires, and backyard fun. However, before we can enjoy the spoils of summer, there are some home exterior projects we’re itching to cross off our to-do list.
Home maintenance tasks may not be the most fun way to pass the time, but they’re a must to keep your home in tip-top shape. Not sure where to start? Keep reading for our top five home exterior projects to tackle this summer.
Wash Exterior Windows
There’s nothing like opening the windows and enjoying the fresh air after being cooped up indoors. Unfortunately, all those winter snowstorms and spring showers can do a number on window exteriors. Take some time to scrub away stains and debris, check window screens for damage, and make any necessary repairs.
Deck or Fence Refresh
Decks provide the perfect spot to hang out and enjoy the Minnesota sunshine from the comfort of your own backyard. However, homeowners often forget about the upkeep required to keep a deck in optimal condition. As the weather changes, exterior wood expands and contracts, which can impact its look and performance. Repairing, restaining, and resealing your deck every couple of years will take care of any damage and keep your deck looking great all year long. Don’t have a deck yet? Why not add it to your home exterior project list this summer?
Touch Up Exterior Paint
As any homeowner knows, curb appeal matters. Your home’s exterior is the very first thing people notice, and it’s essential to make a good first impression. Any easy way to boost your home’s curb appeal? A fresh coat of paint! Whether you opt for a new color or simply touch up the existing paint, this simple home exterior project can make a significant impact.
Freshen Up Landscaping
Another way to improve the curb appeal is to spruce up the landscaping around your home. Freshen up flowerbeds and lay down new mulch, wood chips, or rocks as needed. If new landscaping isn’t in your budget, consider adding planters filled with lush plants and pretty flowers around the exterior of your home.
Clean and Repair Gutters
Gutters work hard all year long; from leaves to snow and rain, they keep your home safe from the elements. For that reason, it’s crucial to keep them in working order. With summer upon us, it’s a good time to ensure your gutters are free of debris and damage.
Have a home remodeling project you’d like to tackle this summer? Get in touch with our team to find out how we can help!
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