Summer Is Here!

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.

2 story family room

**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.

Rear Exterior of Kensington Forest Model Home

**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.

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**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.

Front Door

**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.

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