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Summer Home Repairs: How to Protect Your House From the Summer Heat

Summertime is in full swing in many parts of the country and will be arriving shortly in the rest of the nation. The kids will be out of school and barbecue season will be in full swing. If you happen to live in a particularly warm area or you are sensitive to the heat you may be worried about staying cool in your home during the summer months. While the heat does not do as much damage as a big snowstorm or hail incident there are many ways it can damage your property. In this article, we will show you how to protect your house from the summer heat.

 

Check Window and Door Seals

A solid percentage of your home’s cold air dissipates through your doors and windows. Some estimates put the amount as high as 35% of the cold in your in home. In order to avoid losing 1/3 of the cold in your home, it is imperative that you make sure all door and window seals are effective and being properly maintained.

 

Install an Energy Efficient Roof

When you think of cooling down your home, it is likely that roofing does not come to mind immediately. The roof of your home has a huge impact on the insulation in your home, which keeps your home “insulated” from the elements, whether that be heat or cold. In order to keep your energy costs down it may be necessary for you to have a more efficient roofing system installed to prevent cold air leakage in the summertime.

 

Smart Thermostat

The invention of smart thermostats has a huge factor in diminishing energy bills across the country. These devices help to keep your home cool in the summertime while also reducing wasted energy. When no one is home, the smart thermostat can automatically detect that and reduce the energy spent on cooling. You can also set the thermostat to turn on prior to coming home. The thermostat will also allow you to monitor the temperature in certain areas of your home- this will prevent overheating and allow you to find problem areas easily.

 

The elements can be rough on any home- no matter how well prepared one is. However, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. When it comes to where you and your family live it is always best to be safe rather than sorry. Follow these tips to protect your home from the summer heat and all of the problems that come with the summertime weather.

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