Exterior Maintenance

Powerwashing can add some life back into your home

First impressions are a big deal. If someone walks up to your house, will they see the nice, clean lawn of a respectable family? Or will they see an unkempt lawn filled with weeds and a house that needs painted? When it comes to your home, keeping up appearances and taking care of your exterior is extremely important. Make sure the outside of your home is getting the attention it deserves by reading our list of the top 4 things you should do for a well-maintained home and then making sure your own place meets the criteria.

Take Care of Your Lawn

When the weather gets hotter, many of us are guilty of neglecting our lawns. To get that luscious green lawn of your dreams, it’s not enough to mow it every week. If you are too busy to take care of your lawn yourself (or just don’t feel like doing it) hire the family-owned Diamond Lawn Service based out of Carrollton. They offer commercial and residential lawn care packages in Addison, that include mowing, fertilizing, feeding, winterizing, tree and shrub services, pruning, weed control, soil aeration, insect control, organic lawn care and irrigation. All you have to worry about is showing off your perfect lawn to your neighbors.

Paint The Outside Of Your House

Whenever we feel like redecorating, we are quick to repaint the inside of our house – but did you know that the wooden slats on the outside of your house should be repainted every 5 to 7 years too? A fresh coat of paint can make it look like an entirely new home! Stop by the Sherwin-Williams Paint Store located at 5909 Belt Line Road for many different options and colors to choose from.

Power Wash Your Windows and Deck

When the windows in your home are dirty, it makes it hard to see through them, which is frustrating and doesn’t look good. The best way to clean them is by using a power washer. This Greenworkds power washer from Lowe’s is perfect because it features interchangeable wands with different water pressures. Just spray water, soap and then water to clean windows, decks and even your cars (bonus: no climbing on tall ladders required!) Once you see the spotless windows and leaf-free deck, power washing will become a new part of your weekly routine!

Add Solar Screens to Your Windows

One way to beat the heat – and save on your electricity bill – is to invest in some solar screens for your windows. The Phifer Charcoal Super Solar Screen from Home Depot  blocks up to 90% off the sun’s heat and glare, making your home instantly cooler. As a bonus, it also provides a good insect protection and daytime privacy. Simply measure your windows, buy the closest size, cut to fit, and you are ready to install.

Sydni Ellis grew up in the great state of Texas, where she learned to love chips and salsa and hot weather. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas, and she currently works in the College Communications, Marketing and Outreach office at Richland College. Some of her passions include writing, traveling and re-reading the Harry Potter Series every chance she gets. In the spirit of spontaneity, Sydni lives her life with a pen in one hand and her video camera in the other; ready to capture the next great story.

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