Summer Project To-Do List
Summertime can reinvigorate your desire to execute home projects. However, it can be overwhelming to choose which tasks are the most exciting and important. Should you update your deck, clean up your siding, or replace your roof? We have compiled a list of the most essential summer to-dos to make your life easier. Here are the musts for your summer project to-do list.
Power Wash Your Home
No matter the siding on your house, it likely needs refreshed after the grueling winter months. If your house is in particularly bad shape, it might be a better idea to hire a professional. However, power washing is not difficult, so you can truly do it yourself! You can either purchase or rent a power washer to give your siding a face-lift.
Soft wash pressure can safely and efficiently rid your siding of dirt and grime. When power washing, we recommend starting from the bottom and working your way up. We recommend avoiding spraying the water upward as it could force liquid under your home’s siding. Additionally, if there are cracks or holes in your siding, water could seep through and cause damage to the interior of your home.
Update Your Deck
There are many avenues to choose from when updating your outdoor deck. Some people choose to redo the entire thing while others simply decide to re-stain, update the wood, or add new elements. Whether choosing to create a new deck or simply updating the wood, you will need to purchase lumber from your local building materials supplier.
Carefully install the lumber because if done incorrectly, there could be safety issues. You could also choose to add elements to your current deck. Lately, people have installed an outdoor kitchen with an island, refrigerator, or grill. Additionally, you could add a safety railing to the side of the deck if you have little ones or seniors that visit.
Winter is too cold to replace your windows, so summer is the perfect time to tackle this project. New windows can save your energy bill and enhance the curb appeal of your home. Drafty windows lead to high heating and cooling bills, so investing in new windows is worth it! Hiring a professional to install windows is the way to go as it can be complicated and potentially dangerous.
Check Your Roof
Bad roofs can lead to a variety of problems like unwanted guests and leaks. Summer is the perfect time to perform a check on your roof. Safety is essential when performing a roof evaluation, but you can do it yourself.
Things to look for when performing a roof check include:
- Broken or missing shingles
- Roof sealant
- Unwanted debris
- Clear drains and gutters
Don’t know where to start with your summer project to-do list? Fischer Lumber Company has your back! We have a wide variety of professionals that can help you plan out your latest and greatest idea. Additionally, we have the building materials to make your dream a reality. Connect with us on your summer to-do list today.