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Homeowner Tips: Is Your Home Ready for Summer?

The summer season is almost upon us and that means it's time to start thinking about

homeowner tips for summer

getting your home ready for the warmer months ahead. As a homeowners insurance agent, I have seen firsthand the damage that hot temperatures and summer storms can do to homes that aren't properly prepared. Here are some homeowner tips to help ensure your home is ready to enjoy the sunny season and avoid any unexpected losses.


1. Inspect Your Roof

Summer storms can be brutal, and your roof takes the brunt of the damage. To help avoid leaks and further damage, consider having your roof inspected by a professional before the summer season starts. They can check for any damaged shingles, weak spots, and worn areas, and make any necessary repairs.


2. Prepare Your AC Unit

Summertime means hotter temperatures, and keeping your home cool is essential. Before the summer heat is in full swing, make sure to schedule a routine maintenance check on your air conditioning unit and replace any filters that may be worn out. This will help keep your AC running smoothly all summer long.


3. Check Your Gutters

Summer rains can quickly cause problems for homes with clogged gutters. Make sure to clean them out and check for any damage that may have occurred over the winter months. This will improve your home's drainage and help prevent water damage.


4. Trim Your Trees

Heavy thunderstorms and strong winds can cause tree limbs to fall, which can damage your home and put your family at risk. By trimming your trees, you can help reduce the risk of damage from falling limbs to your home or family.


5. Protect Your Pool or Water Features

Pools are great for summer fun, but they also pose a liability risk to homeowners. Ensure your pool and other landscaping water features are properly secured to keep anyone from accessing it unsupervised, and consider adding a fence around a pool area for additional safety.


6. Secure Your Home

Summer is a popular time for travel and vacations, meaning your home may be more vulnerable to burglars. Make sure to ensure all of your windows and doors are securely locked and consider installing a home security system to help keep your property safe.


By taking the time to prepare your home for the summer season, you can help avoid any unexpected losses and enjoy all the fun that comes with the warmer months. If you're unsure if your home is properly prepared for the summer, consider consulting with me, your local homeowners insurance agent. I can provide valuable advice and assistance to ensure your home is summer-ready and protected all season long.


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