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3 Tips for Tackling Home Exterior Projects in Summer

Posted on June 19, 2020

Atkinsons, IL Exterior Remodeling

Long days and sunny weather makes the perfect summer for home exterior projects.

Your roofing, siding, windows, and doors all work to protect your home from the elements. So home exterior replacement projects can differ greatly depending on the products you use and the time of year that you choose to install them. Summer home exterior projects can enjoy the benefit of longer days and sunnier weather, but there is the drawback of extreme heat. Additionally, home exterior contractors are often busier during the summer than in the colder months. Here are a few tips for making the most of your home exterior projects this summer:

Check for Roof Leaks

With sunnier weather, it may be easier to check for roof leaks. Go to the attic during midday and check for cracks in the ceiling where light might break through. This way you can spot leaks before any water damage becomes obvious. You might be able to replace shingles to repair the leak, or you can opt to install a more durable roof to help prevent leaks for years to come.

Watch the Forecast

We think of summer as dry, sunny weather throughout, but that's not necessarily true. In fact, while spring and autumn are known for characteristic rain showers, it's actually late summer that is the rainiest time of year in Illinois. So don't take for granted that the day of your home exterior installation will be dry. Make sure to keep an eye on the weather forecasts and be prepared for potential delays. The good news is that rain during the summer is likely to be shorter lived and to dry faster, so you can get back to your project.

Prepare for Fall

It's always best to plan ahead. Home exterior projects take time to schedule and time to accomplish. If you have to wait until the issues of the season arise, it's already too late. Trying to decide what projects you should tackle this summer? Consider spending the summer getting your home ready for fall. Clear your roof gutters of any debris before the rain and falling leaves of autumn. Opt for more energy efficient windows that will help insulate your home when the colder months come.

Need help with your home exterior projects this summer? Mainstream Home Improvements has you covered with roofing, siding, windows and doors. Contact us today for more information or a free estimate.

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