3 Great Home Repairs To Prioritize This Summer

Roof Inspection

With summer here, many people perform home repairs while the weather is great outside to make it more comfortable. There are also some repairs that you can do to get your home ready for summer storms and prepped for next winter. Check out these three great home repairs that you should perform every summer.

Heater Maintenance

It’s always a great idea to get your heater inspected, cleaned, and repaired in the summer after you heavily used it during the winter. You can have the filters changed, ducts cleared out, and any worn-out components replaced. By getting this done when the heater is not in use, you can address any underlying issues and get the heater into top shape and ready for the coming winter.

Hot Water Heater Flushing

While you use the hot water heater year-round, it can work overtime in the winter especially if you rely on steam heating or use radiant floor heating to warm up the rooms. Additionally, over time, calcium and other particles can build up inside the tank. This buildup takes up space as you have less water to heat, which increases your utility bills. 

Have your hot water heater inspected and tuned up on a periodic basis. You want to have the system flushed out of particles as well as have the anode rods and overflow valves evaluated for possible issues. Don’t forget to have the gas and exhaust lines inspected as well.

Roof Inspection and Repairs

Your roof experiences the brunt of the winter weather. In the spring and summer, you should have the roof inspected by a Cincinnati roofing company to identify any issues from the prior year. The inspection can focus on the roof decking, shingles, flashing, gutters, and other aspects of the roof. The Cincinnati roofer can then perform repairs or replacements to address water damage, leaks, or rotted materials. Once the roof is fixed, you can have the peace of mind that summer thunderstorms and other harsh weather won’t be able to penetrate into the home.

Home repair projects should focus on inspecting materials and mechanical systems of the home that may have become damaged or worn out during the winter. You can save money and time fixing problems while they are still small before they become bigger issues. Also, don’t forget to check to see if any of the systems are covered by existing warranties that can also help to cut down on repair costs.

If you have a roofing problem or need help with a siding, skylight, gutter, or chimney project, contact Brandstetter’s KangaRoof. We are here to help.