August is the Best Month to Tackle Home Improvement Projects
Clean Your Deck or Patio
After a long summer of outside barbecues, parties, and get-togethers, your deck or patio has likely taken a bit of a seasonal beating. Even though the leaves will soon start falling, taking time to give your deck or patio a thorough cleaning and a fresh coat of sealant will help to avoid developing stains or water damage over the winter. Autumn is also a great time to make updates to your deck. Whether you want to extend your deck or replace a cement patio with natural stone, this is the month to do it.
Paint the House
If your home’s exterior is looking faded or worn, you can revive it by applying a fresh coat of paint, and August is the best time of year to do it. The month’s warm, dry weather is ideal for painting outside because the paint will dry quicker and more evenly, resulting in a more professional-looking job.
Replace Your Air Filter
If you’re like most people living in the heat, your HVAC system gets hammered during the summer. All the time it’s pushing cooled air into your home, its filter has been collecting dust, debris, and other allergens. By August, your air filter can be so full that it can have detrimental effects on your HVAC system, your air quality, and your energy bill. So before fall begins and you start using the heater, replace your HVAC system’s air filter with a new one
Clean and Store Your Summer Gear
Now that summer is entering the rear-view mirror, it’s time to clean your summer gear and stow it away until next summer. This can include things like inflatable swimming pools, yard toys, patio furniture pads, etc. Cleaning your gear before you store it is essential because when next summer rolls around, you won’t have to clean it then. You can pull everything out of storage and use your things without having to wait.