One of the best things about summer time is the good weather allows us to do so much more around the house. Getting DIY jobs completed around the house in the winter can be a disaster, especially if it is a big job. Here are some jobs you can do around the house this summer to help you prepare for the winter months.
Check the Roof
There is no denying that everywhere in the world has been subject to extreme weather, and this means our homes are taking an extra battering every winter. The roof of our home is one of the places that can be affected the worst. During the summer, it is a good idea to have a check to see if there is any damage to the tiles or the gutters. If you do spot a problem, you will probably need to get a qualified roofer over to fix it properly so there will be no problems in the middle of a bad storm. And if it is ok, now is the perfect time to give your fascia boards a fresh coat of paint or a wash.
Insulation is one of those things we don’t give a second thought to. However, having good insulation can help keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. If you can, install spray foam insulation professionally from a reputable company rather than attempting to do it yourself. Insulation can be difficult to install and requires specialized equipment to ensure you don’t breathe any of the small fibres. These fibres can damage your health in the long run and cause lung problems, so don’t be afraid to ask for professional help with this task.
Check Your Heating
We don’t need to tell you how awful it will be if your heating goes out in the winter. And if you have children or vulnerable people in your home, you really need to make sure your heating system is in tip top shape. Depending on what type of system you have, you may be able to tackle this one yourself. However, if your system is old, you might want to think about upgrading it. Although this can be expensive, your new heating system will be more cost efficient and heat your home better.
Transform Your Home Office
If you are like other people around the world, you will have been working from home for the last year and a bit. But there is a good chance that you didn’t have a home office space before this. You may have been forced to work at the dining table while your kids were being homeschooled. Even if you don’t have a room, now is a great chance to create a home working space. Not only will having a work space get you in the mindset for working, it can be the place that all of your work stuff is stored too. No more getting math worksheets mixed up with quarterly target projections.