Get your AC serviced before things get hot. If you live in a region that includes a lot of cottonwood trees, consider getting it serviced twice over the course of the summer. Cottonwood tree fluff fills up the AC vent slots and starves the compressor of the air it needs to stay cool. As you listen to your AC run, listen carefully for any signs that the big fan on top of your AC unit, or the vent fan, is out of balance. Once this fan dies, your AC won’t work and your compressor may fail.
Take a drive around your neighborhood and study the exterior paint colors on houses near you. If there’s a shade you especially like, check it in June and then check it again in August. There are many paint formulations that look great in the spring but fade by September. As possible, use UV-resistant paint to reduce fading, especially if you’re in negotiations with a painter near me to brighten the trim of your home.
Exterior paint protects the underlying paint and wood before the paint can bubble up and flake off. A residential painter can give you recommendations for the best RV-resistant paint for your necessary top coat. Every part of the country is different; the paint you need in Seattle will not serve in Las Vegas.
At the end of the hottest days of summer, take the time to study your deck in detail and replace any cracked boards. Once the damaged boards are gone and the rest look pretty good, clean the deck and seal the boards to protect them from autumn winds and winter snow.
Summer is also the time to carefully check out your roof. If you’re not confident climbing the ladder, walking on the roof, and stepping from the roof back onto the ladder, do not even get the ladder out. Hire someone who has the strength, confidence and dexterity to do this safely.
If your home is brick, check out the concrete between the bricks on your home. If you notice a lot of cracks, you may need to get your foundation checked and you will want to get your bricks tuckpointed.
Maintenance can feel like a chore, but the damage from poor maintenance can be a financial nightmare. Getting an evaluation and a quote from your painting company Las Vegas can help you prevent expensive damage season by season.