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Summer Home Prep Essentials

Front view of a well maintained front yard of home during a nice spring day

As summer approaches, ensuring that your home is ready to handle the season’s unique demands, from the sizzling sun to unexpected storms, is crucial. At KV construction LLC in Seattle, WA, we specialize in siding services that fortify your home’s exterior against summer’s challenges. Here are four essential steps to prepare your residence for the warmer months.

Inspect and Enhance Your Siding and Roof

The external elements of your home, such as siding and roofing, endure considerable exposure to elements year-round. Summer provides an optimal opportunity to address any necessary repairs. Examine your home for any damage—such as cracks, warps, or loose panels—and consider professional siding replacement or repair services to ensure your home stands strong against summer storms and heat.

Maintain Your Gutters

Proper gutter maintenance is critical in preventing water damage, especially during summer’s frequent downpours. Clear your gutters of debris to ensure efficient water flow away from your roof and foundation. Ideally, gutters should be cleaned at the onset of summer to mitigate any issues during the peak of storm season, safeguarding your home from potential water-related damages.

Refresh Your Deck and Patio

Summer is synonymous with outdoor living, making it essential to have your deck and patio in top condition. Start by thoroughly cleaning these areas, possibly with a pressure washer, to remove accumulated dirt and grime. For wooden decks, consider resealing or repainting if necessary to extend their life and enhance their appearance just in time for your summer gatherings.

Repair Driveways and Walkways

Winter weather can be harsh on hard surfaces, often leaving behind cracks and other damages in driveways and walkways. With the arrival of summer, it’s an excellent time to repair these imperfections. Fixing these issues not only improves the aesthetics and safety of your property but also prevents further degradation due to summer heat and activities.