This checklist will assure your home is ready for summer.
**Block the sun indoors by installing heat reflecting light colored curtains.
**Adding window awnings outside will create shade and help keep rooms cool while maintaining a great view.
**Change the direction of your ceiling fan blades to counter-clockwise to push air downward, which creates a cool breeze.
**Check home exterior for peeling paint and chipped siding. Replace if needed.
**Check for rips and tears on window screens. Replace damaged screens to keep bugs and debris out.
**Sanding, staining, and sealing your wood deck ensures this outdoor space is protected and looks great for entertaining season.
**Stay warm after the sun goes down with a portable fire pit. Or, consider adding a permanent fireplace as a focal point for a large yard.
**Front doors can show wear after enduring weather year after year. Consider a new door, new hardware, or a coat of paint to improve first impressions.
**If mosquitoes are bugging you, check gutters for damage or debris. Standing water in gutters is a pest’s paradise.
**Clear weeds, rocks, dirt, and other debris from wood fences to prevent moisture from promoting wood rot. Clean vinyl or aluminum fences annually with a hose and soap.