Quick And Easy End Of Summer Projects

Quick And Easy End Of Summer Projects

Most homeowners plan their home improvement projects in the summer, but getting projects completed around the house doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. There are plenty of ways to save money while increasing your property value. Take advantage of these quick home improvement tips before the end of summer.

1. Check Your Gutters – Keeping your gutters and downspouts clear ensures proper water drainage away from the base of your home. Proper drainage saves a home from the damaging effects of water in the house’s foundation over an extended period of time.

2. Protect your Deck, Patio or Porch – The summer heat can cause your outdoor surfaces to crack, and you will want to maintain the upkeep of your outdoor surfaces before the cold seasons do any more damage. Put a fresh coat of waterproofing stain on any wood surfaces, and fill in any cracks in your concrete with concrete waterproof filler. Sealing any cracks from water will prevent further damage to your surfaces.

3. Check and Test Window Seals – As the colder months approach, faulty window seals can drive your electricity bills through the roof by letting out heat and letting in damp air. Check all the windows around the house to ensure there isn’t a draft getting through your closed windows.  Seal any leaks by caulking the window where it meets the exterior siding. If you must, replace the weatherstripping which can be acquired at most home centers in peel-and-stick rolls.

These easy and low cost projects can make your home look better, and get it ready for the upcoming seasons!

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