Summer has arrived in the Kansas City Metro, and with it, long sunny days full of outdoor fun with the family. However, before you get too carried away down the lazy river or eat one too many hot dogs, take the time to make sure your home is ready for the season ahead.
Before you toss your to-do list out with your kid’s pile of old homework, set your home up for success this summer with this checklist:
Siding is your home’s main protectant against the elements, so make sure it is in top shape this summer. Keep a close eye out for warps, rot, or cracks, and either repair or replace problem areas as soon as possible.
Heating and Cooling Filters
Let’s be honest – we all rely on our AC during hot Kansas City summers. Treat your heating and cooling system by replacing all air filters at the start of the season. Not only will this freshen up your air, but it will also increase your home’s efficiency.
When you first crank open your windows for the summer, take a look to make sure there are no broken seals or rotting sills. Tackle any issues quickly with the help of a professional to ensure proper insulation of your home for the entire season.
As you spend more time on your deck this season, be sure it is in peak condition by inspecting joints, boards, beams, and other structural pieces. This will ensure both the safety of your deck, and the overall value.
Summer is the perfect time to give your home the attention it deserves. By taking just a little time now to care for it through our maintenance checklist, you’ll be able to enjoy the summer, and seasons to come, worry-free.
To learn more about summer maintenance for your home, visit McCray Lumber and Millwork today.