Throughout the summer months, the exterior of the home can experience wear and tear that can cause long lasting damage, as well as certain areas beginning to look dull and tired, so it’s important to focus on some key maintenance tips before the real heat of the summer hits. You want the exterior of your home to look warm and welcoming as it’s the first thing people will see when they visit your home. The following tips have been gathered to help you keep your properties exterior in the best condition during summer and through into the autumn and winter months.
Clean the Gutters
It’s incredible just how much dirt and debris gutters can hold, and it’s often not noticed until it’s too late and the water overflows due to clogged up trays. One of the most important jobs to carry out during the summer is do declutter the gutter. It may sound like a big job and it may well be, but after a few hours of scraping out the dirt from your gutters you’ll be so satisfied with the results. It’s important to do this throughout the summer, as well as autumn due to the amount of leaves and other debris that will gather in the guttering. The last thing you want is for your gutters to become clogged up and blocked, causing leaking in unwanted areas!
Refresh the Hardware
Our door handles, knobs and knockers see a lot of use over the year and it’s not often that you take a step back and put some time into cleaning them. With so much use, these features can lose their shine and sparkle, leaving them looking dull and lifeless. In order to bring the character back to your front door, you want to either polish your hardware to bring that glimmer back, or perhaps it’s time to replace them and invest in some shiny new additions. Take a look online to see what kind of door handles and other accessories you can get for your front door, to bring back the character and create a bold statement that really draws the eye.
Use the Jet Wash
If you have a patio space, or you have paving slabs at the front of your property, you’ll be familiar with the dirty layer that often sits on top of the slabs and creates a dull, mossy looking residue. This can cause your patio or pathways to become very dark and uninviting and a simple blast down with the jet wash can really help to bring them back to their original state. A jet wash is ideal for power washing the dirt from the slabs, even if the dirt has been sat there for months and months. This will really change the whole look of your homes exterior and brighten the space in an instant.
During the summer you may not notice draughts in the windows, but once the colder temperatures set in, you’ll certainly know about it. Whilst you have some warm weather, it’s worth going around and checking all of your windows to ensure there are no cracks or areas with draught, as if there are you will need to have these seen to before the winter arrives. Similarly, you should look at giving your windows a thorough clean during summer, removing any dirt that’s gathered over the months, to help let as much natural light into the home as possible. This will also enhance the look of your home from the outside, adding kerb appeal at the same time.