Each season brings in a new set of chores specifically designed for those months. With summer, those months represent dryer conditions, warmer temperatures and longer days. That means it’s perfect for the outdoor duties. So here’s some of the most popular things to put on your summer to-do list.
Paint the outside of your home. Maybe it’s just touching up areas or painting the whole thing. But, temperatures are usually warm enough to be agreeable for outdoor paint. Experts say that ambient temperatures should be above 50 degrees. With today’s paint technology, some will allow down to 40 but make sure.
Make sure the wood is dry. If it rained, wait at least a day before painting.
Fix rotten wood. Summer are usually dryer and warmer providing perfect conditions to fix that rotting wood. Much of the time you can do it yourself by using epoxy wood filler. Grind out all of the rotten wood then apply the filler then sculpt, scrape and sand to fit the mold. The epoxy wood filler is good for smaller areas. Larger ones need replacement or more professional help.
Clean the gutters. It’s warm, sunny and dryer conditions so gives you those conditions to clean them out from those spring rains. Much wood rots because of clogged up gutters so always remember that ugly chore.
Trim the trees and get that yard in shape. Now that all of the leaves are on, you’ll be able to see perfectly which branches are dead or dying. You will also be able to see which branches are or going to be hurting your roof, fence or parts of the house. Get rid of them so the tree looks good, your house doesn’t get damaged and water is not wasted on branches that ultimately will fall off in the near future.
Clean out sheds or the garage. Check out our get rid of the clutter for some extra tips. It might take several days to bring everything outside to thoroughly clean out these storage spaces. Summer days can make that happen by giving you better weather or that longer day to make that painful chore happen.
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