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You Ask, We Answer: What Home Improvements Should I Do This Summer?
Clean or replace your windows
If your windows are old and drafty, consider replacing them this summer. Over the colder months, drafty windows can not only hinder your comfort, but they can result in significantly higher heating costs. If you’ve worked to seal them up over the past few winters but the difference has been minimal, it’s probably time to give thought to window replacement. The investment you make now can help you save money in the colder months ahead.
Replace your roof
Clean your gutters
Avoid potential disaster by cleaning out your gutters and downspouts this summer. Grab a sturdy ladder, a bucket and some thick gloves and remove the debris from the gutter. Once you’ve removed leaves, twigs and whatever else has landed in them, spray the gutters down to wash away any further debris. Voila! You’re now ready for peak foliage season.
Organize your garage
Now that it’s summer, “later” is here! Cleaning out clutter and setting your garage up as a clean work or storage space can alleviate stress when life gets a little more hectic in the fall. If your garage is also your workshop, consider investing in wall mount storage for tools, lawn equipment and snow shovels. And if you utilize your garage as a catch-all for your family’s sporting stuff, now is the perfect time to get organized by installing cabinets, hooks, stacking bins and shelving to help lift hockey stocks, soccer balls, baseball bats and golf clubs off the floor. Just imagine the space you’ll reclaim!
Power wash your exterior
With a few dedicated hours this summer, you can give your home the TLC it needs to shine once more—and to save you time, money and headaches in the months ahead. Which home improvement project will you tackle this weekend?