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The Home Handyman: 5 Maintenance Projects for This Summer

With the turning of the seasons, there’s a whole new list of projects that you need to tackle around the house. Summer generally brings more of the outdoor projects into play. Here are some of the maintenance projects that you might want to consider taking on this summer.


Repairing the Retaining Wall

That crumbling retaining wall is more than just an eyesore. Repairing it in the best possible way will ensure that you don’t have to worry about it for a while. Look into adding steel pipes into the equation so that you can enforce the wall system itself. This will help to keep it in place even during the toughest seasonal storms.


Getting the Lawn in Order

You may have already started on your lawn maintenance tasks. As the warmer weather approaches, your sprinkler system may not be cutting it anymore. You can change out your current sprinkler heads to make them more effective or you can add in some irrigation sections.


Removing Mossy Buildup

Wetter climates often have the misfortune of generating annoying mossy buildups in areas in which you don’t want them. This could be on your walkways, driveway, or even your roof. Tackle these issues before the moss has a chance to cause more damage. There are lots of commercial products that you can apply to these areas to help out.


Paint Touchups

Your siding weathers all kinds of conditions. Take the time while the weather is nice to see if there are any areas that could stand to be repainted. This will provide your home and siding with additional protection from rot and other problems. You may decide that the best solution is to sand the area down and then repaint it. This is more of a judgement call on your part.


Inspecting Roofs and Gutters

Keeping your roof and gutters in good condition are some of the best ways to ensure that your home will last for years to come. Performing an annual inspection will make sure that there aren’t any underlying problems waiting for you. Clean out your gutters so that the water doesn’t drain back towards your house and damage it.


Being the handyman around your home is a big responsibility, but it can also come with satisfying rewards. It’s sometimes nice knowing that you’ve accomplished the tasks that you set out to complete. Perform an inspection around your home to decide which maintenance projects require your attention before it’s too late.

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