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The Main Ways To Prepare Your House For Summer

The summer months are coming, and that means the weather is changing. Climate change, especially in the Northeast, affects homes and structures, so you need to take care of your properties. There are many tips and tricks we have for both the inside and outside of your home. Boston Board Up has the ultimate guide for how to prepare your house for the warmer months. 

Check The HVAC Air System

One of the most important items to check off your list this summer is to tune up and clean the HVAC system in your home or business. If your system is not working properly, that can drive your costs for cooling your home. Hiring a professional to come and check your system will help you save money in the long run. A little tune-up can cost almost half of what you would pay for a full system. You also want to clean your filters. This can reduce allergens in your space and help the system run easier.

Clear Out Gutters

The summer months ultimately mean more rainfall. Big rain can cause big trouble if your gutters are full of junk. Cleaning out the dirt and leaves can stop water from backing up. It’s best to let the experts handle it because it’s risky for beginners and could damage your home if not done right. A backed-up gutter can cause many issues with your home’s structure.

Upgrade Your Windows

As years go by, windows face all sorts of weather. From snowstorms in the winter to lots of rain and wind, they can get damaged. Being exposed to the outdoors all the time can make the frames rot, the glass crack or the seals break. It’s smart to think about energy-saving windows whether you’re building a new house or already have one. Older houses often need new windows the most, but even newer ones should be checked yearly. Look for drafts or leaks around the windows. If you’ve already sealed them with caulk or weather stripping and they still leak, or if you feel air coming through the glass, it’s probably time for new ones. If replacing your windows is not in your budget, consider getting blinds or blackout curtains. If your windows break, consider calling an emergency board-up company to protect your home.

Call Boston Board Up Before Any Summer Storm In New England

While it is important to prepare your home for the warmer months, accidents happen, like broken windows. That is where Boston Board Up comes in. We serve all of New England and help your structure stay as intact as possible. For any emergency you have, call us at 800-949-9113 or fill out our contact form.