How to Prepare Your Home for Summer Weather

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A well-maintained home can stand up to summer damage for many years.

In the winter, you have to make sure your windows are sealed and your roof is secure enough to handle heavy loads of snow. In the spring, you have to check your home for winter damage that is revealed after the snow dissolves. Winter is long gone, and we’re moving into the opposite time of year: summer. So, surely there’s nothing to prepare your home against during vacation season, right? A long-lasting home is meticulously maintained, even during the summer. Summer brings with it harsh UV rays, thunderstorms, and hurricanes. It’s a good idea to make sure your home is prepared for summer weather. Here are a few tips from Fisher Lumber to prepare your home for the summer!

Replacement Windows

We’ve already talked about how replacement windows are great for keep cold temperatures out during the winter. Just as they keep out cold temperatures, replacement windows also keep out hot temperatures during the summer. Special UV-resistant glass can also protect against UV rays that can cause furniture discoloration.

Defend Against Leaks and Flooding

If you haven’t inspected your roof in a while, it may be time for a checkup. An old roof that leaks can cause extensive water damage to the trellises that hold up your roof. This can compromise the structural integrity of your roof and be expensive to fix. Replacing an old roof before this happens can save you a lot of money down the road.

It may also be a good idea to invest in a new gutter system and French drains to divert water away from your home. Clogged gutters are ineffectual for directing water away from the home. Clean, new gutters and French drains lead water away from the foundation of your home. This is especially useful during summer storms and flash floods.

Storm Shutters

High winds kick up during hurricane season, which means that your new replacement windows are put in the danger zone of flying debris. You can take an extra precaution against high summer winds by installing storm shutters over your windows. These shutters can be closed during storms to protect against damage.

Get In Touch With Fisher Hardware And Lumber Today

Since 1894, Fisher Lumber and Hardware has been serving homeowners and professional contractors in the Maryland, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia areas with top quality lumber, building materials, tools, and accessories. Operating under the same ownership since 1947, our business has been built on our reputation with our customers. Get in touch with us today by calling 301-424-6500 or by visiting our website. Stay in touch via Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Google+ too!

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