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In Pursuit of Curb Appeal


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In Pursuit of Curb Appeal

Most people spend their time dreaming up ways to improve the insides of their home. They renovate their kitchens, install new flooring, and paint the walls in vibrant colors. As far as I am concerned, however, the outside of the home is just as vital. After working for years as a landscape architect, I'm passionate about the form and function of yards, porches, decks, gardens, and other outdoor spaces. An inviting exterior welcomes guests to my home and encourages them to enjoy themselves. I decided to create a blog that would extol the virtues of curb appeal—and maybe inspire you to take your homemaking efforts outside.

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Summer Is Coming: Business Repairs You Should Do First

When you are a business owner, there are numerous priorities that you need to focus upon on a daily basis. However, there are also seasonal considerations and tasks to keep in mind as well. As summer is swiftly approaching, there are repair tasks that you should take on before the summer heat and storms hit this year. In order to be sure that you and your business are ready for summer, get to know some of the repairs that you should complete ahead of time.   

Checking And Fixing Your Foundation

The cold of winter and the spring thaw can have a major impact on your building's foundation. As such, before summer arrives, you may want to take a good look at your commercial building's foundation. Inspect the foundation from within the building as well as outside.

When you are inside, look for any cracks in the wall close to where the walls meet the floor on the lowest level of your building. You can also look for or feel for any unevenness in the floor or cracks there as well. On the outside of the building, you will also be looking for cracks but will also want to keep an eye out for any dusty powder-like substances or crumbles along the base of your business building. This can be a sign of shifting in your foundation.   

If you notice any of those problems, contact a foundation repair contractor to come and take a closer look at your building's foundation. Small cracks and minor issues can quickly and easily be patched, but if you let things go too long, the repairs could be extremely disruptive to your business operations and cost a great deal more.

Make Sure Your Roof Is In Good Shape

Once summer descends, you will be dealing with hot conditions as well as unpredictable and potentially strong storms. For both of these reasons, it is important to make sure that your roof is in good working order before the season arrives.

If you want to keep your electricity bills lower, you need a roof that is well insulated and does not have water damage, missing shingles, or any other forms of damage. Damage to your roof allows small pockets of hot air to seep through that will add up to a great deal of heat exchange over the course of the summer.

Similarly, damage to your roof also increases your business's chance of suffering from leaks and severe water damage when thunderstorms hit in the summer. Have your commercial roofing contractor (such as Bell Roof Co) come out and take a look at your roof as early as possible in the spring or the beginning of the summer season and repair any areas that need to be dealt with. This will also give you time if your roof needs to be replaced entirely.

Now that you know a few of the repairs and inspections that you should complete before summer arrives, you can get started as soon as possible and make sure that you get your business ready for all that summer has to offer.