Summer Home Improvement Projects

summer outdoor home improvements

Summer is a time when many people enjoy spending time outdoors, swimming, camping, barbecuing, and more. It is also the ideal time to complete those summer home improvement projects that have been on your list – or should be! Here are some outdoor projects Muth & Company Roofing, your leading Columbus roofer, recommends.

Work on Landscaping

Updating your landscaping is a good way to add curb appeal without spending a lot of money. It is also a great family project. Kids love to play in the dirt, so let them pull weeds and help plant flowers around your yard. Lay mulch around your flower beds and gardens to give them a tidy look, prevent weeds and help retain moisture.

Clean and Caulk Windows

Caulking around your windows is important to keep cold drafts out and warm air in. Take this time to put on fresh caulking to help keep your heating bills low and keep out moisture that might cause window frames and walls to mildew and rot. Clean the window frames and glass as well for well-insulated, sparkling clean windows.

Build a Fire Pit

Stone fire pits are all the rage these days. A fire pit is the perfect spot for entertaining on summer nights, where you can roast marshmallows, make s’mores, or just relax and visit, right in your own backyard. With the right tools, some sand, and standard paver stones, you can easily build your own. Surround it with benches or lawn furniture and your outdoor entertainment area is ready to go.

Update Your Porch Ceiling

If your porch ceiling consists of open rafters and plywood, consider giving it a boost in aesthetic appeal by installing white beadboard panels or rich cedar planking. Add an outdoor ceiling fan to help get those summer breezes moving. Throw in a hanging porch swing and a couple of rockers, and you will have a delightful, inviting porch where friends won’t hesitate to sit and visit for a while.

If roof replacement or roof repair is on your summer home improvement project list, Muth & Company is the place to call. Don’t hesitate to contact us at (614) 682-3060 for a FREE quote.

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