6 Exterior Cleaning Projects You Should Tackle This Weekend
Does the exterior of your home need some love? Whether it’s the end of summer or the beginning of spring, there’s never a bad time of the year to clean the exterior of your home. Today, we’re explaining 6 exterior cleaning projects you can tackle this weekend.
1) Pressure Washing
Pressure washing is more than just an effective exterior cleaning strategy: it’s also a lot of fun. There’s something satisfying about wiping away the grime of a Long Island winter from your sidewalk, garage, or deck.
The best part about pressure washing is that you can clean virtually everything using your pressure washer – from RVs to concrete. Rent a pressure washer or buy one from your local hardware store.
2) Clean All Your Windows
It’s time to get your ladder. If you live in a multi-story home, then you may struggle to clean your higher windows. Unfortunately, your upper-level windows get dirty, too. Some people go on their roof to clean upper floor exterior windows. Others use a ladder, or reach out from the inside of their home (which can be dangerous).
It might be easier for the professionals to handle things. Contact Long Island’s Majestic Window Cleaning & Pressure Washing for a fast and free quote on window cleaning on Long Island.
3) Maintain Your Door
Your door is the first thing people see when they walk up to your house. Some doors welcome guests. Others turn them away. What does your door say to visitors?
There are all sorts of ways to maintain your door and clean your exterior, including:
- Refinish your door, giving it a fresh coat of paint and a brand new appearance
- Replace your threshold
- Wipe down the exterior and interior
- Repair a damaged doorjamb
4) Clean your Roof and Gutters
Cleaning your roof and gutters might not seem like a big deal. However, a clean roof and functioning gutters will have a significant impact on the exterior of your home in the future. They keep mess away from the sides of your home – so the next time you pressure wash or clean your windows, you won’t have to work as hard.
With that in mind, get a ladder and shovel mess out of your gutters. This is particularly important during storm season. Your gutters can quickly overflow. This doesn’t just create a mass – but it can also direct water towards the foundation of your home, where it can cause significant damage.
5) Start Painting
Painting is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to enhance the curb appeal of your home. If your home’s exterior is starting to look worn-down, then it’s time to add some polish with a can of exterior paint.
You can expect to pay $25 to $30 for a gallon of exterior paint. Paint your door, your window trim, your shutters, and anything else that’s starting to look worn-down. Even if your home is relatively new, a cracked, faded paint job can make it look ancient.
6) Seal your Driveway
You’ve already pressure washed your driveway. Now, it’s time to make sure you don’t have to pressure wash your driveway for a long time. The best way to do that is to apply waterproof sealer, which will prevent future stains. Use an extender pole with a paint roller handle to quickly apply sealant across your driveway. Start in the middle of the driveway and roll the sealer to all edges of the concrete. Wait 24 hours before you park on the surface again.
By following the tips above, you can instantly beautify your home’s exterior. And remember, if you need a little extra help, don’t hesitate to call the team of exterior cleaning experts at Long Island’s Majestic Windows & Exterior Cleaning.