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5 Home Improvement Projects for the Summer

Make sure to get these done before the rainy season comes!

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With summer on its way out and La Niña fast approaching, people all over the country are either squeezing in one last vacation into their schedule or spending time improving their home—after all, it's easier to work on renovation projects when the weather is nice. If you're part of the latter, you might need a few more suggestions on what to work on. We've listed down some important tasks you need to get to before the first rainstorm strikes: 

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1. Clean the gutter

Gutters are responsible for catching rainwater and rerouting it away from the house—this protects your home from damages or flooding. We usually take it for granted in the summer so we end up with a clogged spillway during the rainy season. Block off a Saturday to clean it to make sure it's in good condition!

READ: How-To: Cleaning The Gutter 

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2. Repair the roof

There's nothing worse than having leaks on the ceiling during the typhoon season. Look for any signs of wear and tear regularly to avoid major damage—if you see any small holes during your inspection, attend to it immediately.

READ: 5 Roof Maintenance Tips Every Homeowner Needs To Know

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3. Paint the exterior of your house

Summer is the perfect time for a big paint job—you don't have to worry about unexpected rains and windy days. If you're looking to give your home a major makeover, consider out-of-the-box colors that will make people's heads turn. 

READ: 5 Unique Home Exterior Paint Ideas 

4. Wash your windows

Cleaning windows is more important than some people make it out to be. Take the time to wash them to extend its lifespan—however, make sure you do it during overcast mornings to avoid frustrating water streaks. 

READ: 5 Must-Read Tips for Streak-Free Windows

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5. Install a ceiling fan

In a tropical country like ours, having a ceiling fan at home is almost a requirement. It will keep the breeze flowing through your home on humid days and it also helps balance the temperature in closed spaces therefore reducing your electricity bill in the long run. 

READ: 5 Things To Consider Before Buying A Ceiling Fan

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