Summer is just around the corner and there’s never been a better time to get your house ready for the change of seasons. By taking several steps to prepare for the hot temperatures, you’ll be able to establish a safer and more energy efficient home.
Clean the Gutters
Homeowners should clear their gutters twice a year: once in the spring and again in the fall. Completing this step prior to the summer months is essential for keeping your home safe in times of rainfall. Failing to remove debris, leaves, and branches from your gutters can cause water to backup and damage your roof. In severe cases, backed up gutters may even cause your roof to develop leaks! Stay ahead of these issues and clean out your gutters during the springtime.
Prepare Water Guidance
In addition to cleaning your gutters, you’ll also need to position your water spouts. When water isn’t guided properly away from your landscape during those summer rain storms, your home’s foundation can rapidly deteriorate. Take some time to correctly position and install your drains so that they escort water away from your home. You’ll also need to make sure that you have trenches and underground pipes installed and ready for rainfall to avoid any basement flooding.
Install New Insulation
Insulation is a key component of keeping the hot summer air out of your home. If you want to maximize your home’s energy efficiency and save money on skyrocketing cooling bills, schedule an insulation installation service during the spring.
Inspect & Repair the Deck
Between family barbeques and outdoor gatherings, your deck is going to experience a lot of traffic once the summer months arrive. Ensure that your deck is ready for all the activities by promptly repairing any damage during the spring. Staying ahead of the busy summer schedules will also allow any new staining and sealing to settle before the area is used.
Seal & Repair Windows
Similar to insulation, sturdy windows also play a key role in keeping your home cool and energy efficient during the summer. If you’ve been noticing drafts coming from your windows all winter long, don’t wait for the humidity to sneak in this summer—schedule a window repair service as soon as possible! A quick window repair will keep your energy bills low and your home comfortable all summer long.
Your Trusted Home Improvement Company
Preparing your home for the summer months is essential for maximizing it’s safety and lifespan. Intelligent Design Corp is ready to help you enhance your home’s durability with our home improvement services! From insulation to window repair, we have the tools and experience necessary to get your home ready for all types of Minnesota weather.
To start your services off with a free quote, contact Intelligent Design Corp today at 763-315-0745.