4 Summer Time Maintenance Tasks That Can Make Your Home Look New Again

Posted on: 7 July 2016

Summer means that there is a lot of maintenance that it may be time to get around to. You may want to do improvements that help save energy, but you can also do a lot of things that can improvement your home and give it a new look. Some of the things that you can do can be as simple as pressure washing and staining and sealing exterior wood features. Here are some of the improvements that you may want to consider to make your home look new again:

1. Give Landscaping A New Look With A New Design And Plants

If you want to give your landscaping a new look, you may want to consider giving it a makeover with new plants. This can also include features like ground covering, which you can use weed barriers and pine bark to create new flower beds and features. You may even want to include an herb garden, which with the right choice of plants can help keep flies and mosquitos away during the summer months.

2. Renovate Exterior Materials With A Pressure Washing

The exterior of your home can collect fungus and algae over the years. These layers of dirt and grime can give your home a worn look.  If you want an affordable solution to renovate the exterior, consider having pressure washing done. This cleaning process can be used to clean any materials from brick, to siding, concrete and even wood fences or decks.

3. Add Years Of Life To Wood With Painting And Sealing This Summer

Over the years, wood can become weathered and worn. It can also collect moss and other fungus that contributes to it rotting away. After your pressure wash these materials, add a coat of sealant to protect wood features. In addition, you can have any wood windows and exterior trim painted to ensure these materials last for many more years.

4. Give Windows A Bit Of Shade With The Addition Of Window Treatments

The summer heat can be unbearable and a lot of the time it is direct sunlight that aids in heat gain in your home. A simple way to stop heat gain is to add shade to the windows. You may want to consider summer improvements with window treatments like exterior shutters, shades or awnings, which can help protect your home from direct sunlight and reduce heat gain during the hottest days of summer.

These are some of the features that you may want to consider to make your home look like new again. You can contact a landscape contractor to get the help you need with some of these maintenance tasks around the exterior of your home.