8 Summer Home Improvement Projects to Tackle

8 Home Improvement Projects to Tackle

Summertime is Home Improvement Time!

Summertime is often spent at the pool, barbeques, family gatherings, and all sorts of fun outdoor activities. Summer is also the perfect time to work on your home! Even if you aren’t a home remodeling contractor, there are many projects you can get done this summer and be glad you finished them before the colder weather comes along. I know winter is the last thing you want to be thinking about, but you will thank me later!

Home improvement projects can seem like such a daunting task, but with help and this handy list I promise it will go a lot smoother than you think.

1.    Deep Clean

Scrub, scrub, scrub! Time to pull out your bucket and sponges… just kidding. Time to pull out the power washer! The first summer project you will want to tackle is power washing your siding, walkways, and deck. Not only does this freshen up the look of everything it will increase the longevity of your siding, deck, and walkways.

2.    Siding Inspection

While you are power washing your siding take this opportunity to inspect it for damage such as cracks, missing pieces, etc. Now would be the time to contact a siding contractor to fix it before winter comes.

3.    Deck Maintenance

Once you have your deck completely cleaned off you can reapply a stain or sealer. There are a number of different ways you can apply the stain, but the quickest most effect way is to use a sprayer.

4.    Fix Concrete

Time and extreme temperature changes will damage and crack your concrete. If your damaged concrete is beyond a DIY fix, our team at deWit Construction & Remodeling has the concrete expertise you need. Give us a call for a free quote.

5.    Install New Windows

Whether like DIY projects or hire someone to do it, summer time is the perfect time to have your windows replaced if needed. Replacing your windows will save you a lot on your energy bill. Even if your windows don’t need replaced, give them a good cleaning with a power washer and check the seals on them.

6.    Inspection Time

Drain your water heater, change your furnace filters, and get a head start on inspecting those critical items for winter. Wouldn’t you rather be ready for colder weather with your furnace already tuned up?

7.    Add Natural Air

Like most summers your utility bill usually jumps up due to the use of your air conditioner. To help prevent that energy bill from getting too high, why not try installing ceiling fans. They are fairly easy to install and will help keep the air in your house moving.

8.    Clean Out the Gutters

It’s a good rule of thumb to inspect your gutters as each season changes. Make sure they are clean and free of leaves, debris and dirt.


These are just a few of the many projects that come along with home ownership. If you don’t have the time or know to tackle these kinds of projects or if you would feel safer, then a home remodeling contractor is just what you need.

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If you are in the Des Moines, Iowa area and you need a home remodeling contractor, give us a call for a free quote. From our family here at deWit Construction & Remodeling to yours, have a safe and fun summer!

8 Home Improvement Projects to Tackle Infographic

8 Home Improvement Projects to Tackle Infographic

To help you remember these 8 project ideas we are including “8 Home Improvement Projects to Tackle” infographic to download and share with friends and family this summer season. Please share a comment with us below about your experience with your summer home improvement projects.

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