Most important outdoor tasks to complete before summer’s over

How are you getting on with your list of home improvements to make this summer? While just a few weeks ago, summer seemed endless, now the kids are heading back to school and football season is right around the corner. If you haven’t finished everything on your list, it’s time to prioritize before summer slips away for the year.


Clean your gutters

The gutters on your home are essential to collecting rain and melting snow and funneling it away from your foundation. If your gutters are full of leaves and other debris, they may create a blockage that allows water to back up and pool in your gutters. The backed-up water could overflow and damage your roof, siding, and foundation. Additionally, as the weather gets colder that water could freeze and break your gutters or cause them to pull away from your home.  Regular maintenance on your gutters can save you a lot of time, money and heartache.


Power-wash your outdoor spaces

You should also take advantage of the sunshine and warm weather to power wash your property. You can clean the outside of your home, your walkways, and your porches or decks to get rid of dirt and debris. Wouldn’t you rather handle this task while it’s warm outside?


Seal your deck

Also, if you’re going to power wash your deck, go all in. Make any repairs and apply a few coats of a quality sealant to protect it from the harsh weather that will surely arrive in the autumn and winter.


Recaulk your window trim

Regular window maintenance can help them last longer and keep your home comfortable. Caulking helps reduce drafts and prevents moisture from entering your windows and your home. It prevents water damage and rot from affecting your window frames, and keeps your family comfortable and secure.


Check your chimney and roof

Keeping an eye on your roof and chimney allows you to complete repairs before small issues cause big problems. Routine chimney maintenance can reduce your risk of fires and roof inspections help you prevent leaks and water damage throughout your home. If you discover that your roof needs repairs or to be replaced, contact the Trusted Vets for a quote and expert craftsmanship.


Paint, repair or replace your siding

Is your siding showing signs of wear and tear, or looking a little drab? If power washing didn’t do the trick, you could consider freshening up the exterior of your home. Depending on the type of siding you have, you could paint the exterior of your home. Alternatively, if your siding is damaged, you can repair or replace it with a wide range of attractive options.


Touch up your front door

Your front door is like the cherry on top of a sundae. It’s a focal point for your entryway and can significantly enhance the appearance of your home both for your family, or potential buyers — if you’re in the market to sell. You could apply a fresh coat of paint or even invest in a brand new front door. New doors not only enhance the appearance of your home but also improve your security.
While you can certainly take care of several home improvement projects on your own, you should call in the experts for more complex renovations like siding or roofing projects or new windows or doors. The team at Trusted Vets Restoration provides a wide range of high-quality products as well as outstanding craftsmanship.



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