Summer or dry season in the Philippines is just around the corner and it is time to prepare your home for one of the most-awaited seasons of the year. Here are some preparation tips that will make your home look cool and awesome during summer.
Clean the walkway
By this time, the walkway may be filled with dust and clutter from the previous events and celebrations. Wash the walkway then replace damaged pavers or bricks. For concrete walkways, fill in cracks with a masonry crack filler that blends with the color of the concrete.
Clean windows and screens
Fill in any gaps in the frames and check if the mechanics are working. Have them fixed if you see any defect or damage. Wash windows with a vinegar-ammonia solution first then with water. Dry the windows with a squeegee.
Inspect the roof
A quick inspection of the roof, as well as the exterior of your home, may reveal some damages that have been brought about by the rainy season. Hae them repaired immediately before the damage worsens. Check for misalignments, cracks, or missing parts. These can easily let water in during the rainy season. Also, check for rust as well as the pipes or skylights to be sure that they are free from any cracks or any other damages.
Inspect the exterior paint job
Over the years, the paint of the house exterior may already have worn off. Note, repainting your home is quite challenging and may require manpower and time to accomplish your paint job. You also need to choose the right color that will personalize your home.
Clear out the gutters
Clean leaves and other debris from the gutters. Check the gutters for leaks or breaks during the next rain.
Clean and recoat outdoor furniture
Clean off furniture pieces that are in the storage. Inspect its parts and replace any pieces that may be missing. Repairing them may be cheaper than buying new ones.
Reinforce fence posts
Replace any rotten pickets or posts. Check them again and make sure that they are sturdy in the ground.
Decorate the walls of your home
Bring the summer vibe to your home by decorating the walls of your home. There are many ways and decors that can transform the overall appearance of your walls. One of the easiest ways is to display personalized framed posters. There are many themes and designs available and choosing the right one will help you achieve the appearance that you like.