Get your home summer ready with advice from your builders merchants
Generally, we only think about protecting our home from cold and wet weather, but there are also a number of jobs that can be done as the weather gets warmer to make sure your home is summer ready, and a visit to your local builders merchants is usually the best place to start.
Protect the outside with masonry paint from a builders merchants
Cold and wet weather can damage exterior paint causing it to crack and peel. So now is the perfect time to give a house a fresh coat of exterior paint, which will not only make it look great for the summer, but will also protect it throughout the coming months and on into the winter. Visit your local builders merchants where you'll find a wide range of masonry paint in a wide variety of colours.
Check your windows
During the winter months your windows have probably stayed firmly shut to keep the cold weather out and the heating in, so go round all your windows and open and shut them a few times to make sure all the mechanisms are working properly. If you do have a slight problem with one of your windows, ask for advice at your local builders merchants as they will be able to help you get them working correctly.
Maintain your gutters and drains, advise builders merchants
Maintaining your gutters and drains is a job that will need doing in the winter and summer. Clogged up drains and gutters can mean that water which isn't drained away can seep into your home's foundations causing flooding and water damage. It's a simple job to check that everything is running clear, but one that could save you a fortune in the long run.
Plenty to do in the garden
Throughout the cold weather you probably didn't touch your garden, so there is always plenty to do around this time of year. At your local builders merchants you'll find turf to repair a damaged lawn, fencing, shingle and decking and paving slabs to create a seating area so it's ready for summer barbeques and outdoor fun and games.
Make a start on getting your home winter ready
Whilst the sun is shining start thinking about getting your home ready for the winter months, in particular the exterior of a home. Cladding is a great addition to a house to protect it from both hot and cold weather and can be installed now ready for the winter. It's extremely low maintenance and a rot free alternative to traditional timber weatherboarding. Cedral Weatherboard from Marley Eternit is available from builders merchants, including Chandlers Building Supplies.
You'll be surprised at what you can find at your local builders merchants, so pay them a visit, make use of the expert knowledge available and find everything you need to get your home ready for summer all in one place.
With branches throughout the South East and West Midlands, Chandlers Building Supplies is a local builders merchants that has an extensive range of top quality building products. Order online or find out more at your local branch.