Tuesday July 31, 2018
The temperatures are still soaring but we’re finally in the home stretch of Summer 2018! Before you break out the autumn décor and pumpkin spice, get your home ready for the fall and winter seasons by following these simple end-of-summer home maintenance tips from Normandy Homes.
Polish the Patio
As the weather cools down, you’ll have even more opportunities to sit outside under your covered backyard patio in your Normandy home. Get this prime outdoor living space in shape by sweeping the floor and washing outdoor furniture. Clean your grill with a soapy cloth and add a light application of lubricating oil to get it in tip top shape for the fall tailgating parties ahead.
Summer humidity creates ideal breeding grounds for mold, mildew and bacteria. Scrub down the kitchen sink and pour cleaner down your garbage disposal, replace air filters, sanitize garbage cans and give your bathrooms a deep clean. Additionally, check the gutters for debris and trim low hanging tree branches to prevent clogs in the fall.
Tackle Home Tasks
Of all the home maintenance tips we can offer, Normandy Homes encourages performing these easy tasks to make your home more efficient for the rest of the summer. Program your Ecobee Smart Thermostat to increase your home temperature 7-10 degrees while you are away to help lower your utility bill. Check weather stripping around doors and windows and schedule a tune-up of your HVAC system with a professional to ensure it is performing at top capacity.
Normandy Homes’ puts energy efficiency at the forefront of construction to help homeowners save on energy bills. For example, the Zip wall system in Normandy’s homes improves weatherization by creating a water and air-resistive barrier to reduce air leakage and improve insulation.
We hope these end-of-summer home maintenance tips will help you prepare for the fall and winter weather ahead. From our award-winning architecture to our quality construction and stylish interior design, Normandy Homes is recognized as a leading boutique home builder in the DFW Metroplex. Come Home to Normandy today by browsing our list of move-in ready homes available in communities across the DFW or call our Online Community Team at 469-206-9116 to start your new home search.