7 Home Improvement Projects for the Summer
Get ready for some fun in the sun when you accomplish these tasks
With summer fast approaching, people all over the country are either working around their schedule for long vacations 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 rain strikes in July:
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
2. Repair the roof
There's nothing worse than having leaks on the ceiling during the typhoon season. While it's bright and sunny, 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.
3. Plan for flood control
Make sure that the canals and drains in and around your house are clear. Build zocalos around your doors if needed and if you’re planning on rising the floor line of your home, now’s the right time to do that.
4. 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.
5. Get rid of pests
Summer is when termites get most active, so nip it in the bud as soon as you possibly can. You may also use natural remedies to deal with pests such as placing cayenne powder near your entryway (for ants) or placing cucumber peels on your counters or inside garbage cans (for cockroaches).
6. Clean 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.
7. Install a ceiling fan to keep your home cool
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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