Summer Is Almost Here

Summer is right around the corner! Is your home ready for it? Here are a few things you can do to make sure it’s ready so you can sit back and enjoy the beautiful weather!

Clean The Walkway

Pressure wash the walkway, then replace damaged pavers or bricks, or just flip them over. If any pavers are sticking up too high, raise them, remove a little dirt, and drop them back in place. On concrete walkways fill in cracks with a masonry crack filler that matches the color of your concrete.

Spruce Up The Front Door

Probe the weather stripping around the door with a screwdriver and caulk any post-winter gaps before tightening hinges that may have come loose due to shifts in temperature.

Prep The Windows

Caulk any gaps in the framing and check that the mechanics are working by opening and closing each window a few times. This also might be a good time to have your windows cleaned. For many, this is not an easy job to tackle on your own. Especially when you start dealing with screens! Think about contacting a professional window cleaning company.

Reinforce The Fence Posts

Replace warped or rotten pickets or posts, then give posts a good yank to make sure they’re sturdy in the ground.

Tidy Up The Flower Beads

Clear out weeds and use a spade to redefine bed edges. Till the top inch or two of soil if it’s tightly packed, being careful not to disturb any bulbs below. Apply 2 to 3 inches of mulch.

Clear Out Gutters

Clean leaves and debris from your gutters. The next time it rains, stand outside and look for breaks or leaks in your gutters and downspouts.

Repair The Siding

If your house has wood siding or shingles, inspect for post-winter rot, repair the damaged areas, then touch up any faded stain or chipped paint. A nylon scrub brush and all-purpose cleaner should eliminate dirt and mold on engineered wood, vinyl, or aluminum siding.

Inspect The Roof

Grab a pair of binoculars and look at your roof from across the street. Locate curling, cracked, or missing shingles. Also look out for damaged metal flashing around the chimney, pipes, and skylights. Get in touch with a roofer for fixes.

Clean The Deck

Use a deck brush or power washer plus a deck-cleaning solution to remove mold, dirt, and mildew. If the finish is worn, let the wood dry for a few days, then reseal it.

If you need help with any of the talked about services, consider giving ASJ a call. To receive a free estimate, click one of our “Request A Quote” buttons or simply give us a call at 717-632-2241.