For the month of April, we’re going to dedicate our Duckstein Restoration blog to things you can do to get your home ready for the warm weather that will be moving in sometime soon (we hope).
We’ve discussed starting all spring/summer home preparation by doing a five-minute walk around your home and yard looking for any visual signs of damage that may have occurred during the winter. This is important because you may find something that needs your (and your budget’s) attention to fix before starting on another project (for instance, a damaged roof or cracks in your home’s foundation). By identifying anything that may have occurred over the winter, you get to tell your neighbors “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” come the Memorial Day cookout. And there’s truth to that—fixing a small problem now is so much easier than fixing a flooded home later.
Once you know that your home is okay and has survived the winter in one piece, a few projects should be considered before others. If you are going to install or replace an air conditioning unit, it should be done now before the weather warms up (and AC installers get busy). A new deck or swimming pool is also a good idea to address right away—by starting earlier, you’re only giving yourself more time to enjoy it this year.
In addition, if you plan to take some time to explore our country (or neighboring ones), you might want to allocate some of your budget to your car, too—new tires, a tune up, whatever it might need to ensure a safe trip is certainly worth your time and attention.
This month on our Duckstein Restoration blog will be fun, and we look forward to sharing all kinds of ideas and projects to help get your home ready for summer.
Henry Duckstein Jr.