Every season comes with different hazards. So, as a homeowner, you can’t be prepared enough. Keeping a maintenance schedule helps to maintain a vibrant home all year round, as the weather transition. If you want to prepare your home for every season but are not sure where to start, the below tips will help.
Hot weather and warm air are two main features of the summer. In the U.S, summer mostly comes with longer days and shorter nights. That means enough time for the sun to heat up the ground and outside air. While the summer connotes beach, sun-drying, and fun, temperatures can also rise very quickly which can be hazardous to your home.
Excessive heat can lead to damage to paint, roofing, and wood structures. This is why an AC unit is vital to maintain humidity levels. Living through a hot day can be unbearable if your house has an air-conditioning problem. Fixing your HVAC system might be a great way to get the most from your AC on the hottest days. As for your garden, you can also consider repainting the surfaces or pruning out tired leaves and plants.
Before winter arrives, it’s vital to check your house’s thermostat, furnace, coats, etc. It’s also a good idea to check your roof for leaks and ensure your water heater is optimally functional. No doubt, when the cold air comes rushing in, temperatures can drop to very low degrees, depending on your location. The last thing you want is a freezing house.
As a homeowner, the winter might be a good window for some renovation, especially if you seek to flip property in the near future.
If you’re not too convinced of conventional financing and all its risks, you can opt for a hard money loan to renovate your home. What is a hard money loan? A hard money loan, sometimes called a bridge loan, is a good option for house flippers or real estate developers to renovate a property for sale. This type of loan is not based on credit score. Instead of using a borrower’s creditworthiness, a hard money lender leverages the property’s after repair value (ARV).
Private lenders often issue hard money loans, so the approval process is nothing like a conventional loan. But they might still require a capital buffer to access the total loan amount. Despite the convenience, hard money lending has few drawbacks. Hard money loans are only a short-term financing option. Thus they may come with a shorter payment period for a real estate investor.
Also, private lenders charge a higher rate on hard money loans than financial institutions.
Springtime comes right after the winter. So it may take a while for the weather to heat up again during the spring. In the early days of spring, you’re likely to experience much cooler weather. The half and half nature of spring necessitate considering both winter and summer preparations. Generally, you’ll need a deep spring clean-up to freshen up your home after a long cold season.
Springtime also favors garden lovers. Keep in mind that fruits and vegetables are likely to do very well in spring. You can consider adding new plants for an exciting spring landscape.
There are several things to get in preparing for the fall. For instance, if you have a lot of trees in your garden, note that trees shed their leaves in the fall so they can survive the winter. So, try to get yard bags to gather the withering leaves. Also, look out for clay pots that might freeze and crack when left in the open. You can create a storage area and keep all these outdoor items.