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Summer Home Improvement Tips: Get Your Home Ready with Baker's Ace Hardware

Summer Home Improvement Tips: Get Your Home Ready with Baker's Ace Hardware

As summer rolls around, it's the perfect time to tackle those home improvement projects that can make your home more comfortable, energy-efficient, and beautiful. Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or a first-time homeowner, Baker's Ace Hardware in Monroe, Michigan, has everything you need to prepare your house for the warm months ahead. Here are some essential tips and project to consider this summer, along with the tools and materials you'll need. 

Inspect and Clean Your Air Conditioning Unit

Materials and Tools Needed:

  • Screwdriver
  • Fin comb
  • Coil cleaner
  • Garden hose
  • Replacement filter

Keeping your air conditioning uint in top shape is crucial for staying cool during the hot summer months. Start by turning off the power and removing any debris from around the unit. Use a screwdriver to open the access panel and clean the coils with a coil cleaner and garden hose. Check the fins for any damage and straighten them with a fin comb if necessary. Lastly, replace the air filter to ensure optimal airflow.

Refresh Your Outdoor Spaces

Materials and Tools Needed:

  • Paint and primer
  • Paintbrushes and rollers
  • Sandpaper
  • Exterior wood filler
  • Pressure washer

Your deck, patio, or porch is likely to be a favorite spot during summer, so make sure it's ready for entertaining. Start by giving your otdoor spaces a through cleaning with a pressure washer. Sand down any rough spots on wooden suraces and fill cracks with wood filler. Once dry, apply a coat of primer followed by a fresh layer of paint or stain to protect the wood and give it a new look.

Install or Repair Window Screens

Materials and Tools Needed:

  • Window screen mesh
  • Screen spline
  • Spline roller
  • Utility knife
  • Screen repair patches

Window screens are essential for keeping bugs out while letting fresh air in. Check your existing screens for any tears or holes. Small holes can be patched with screen repair patches, while larger damages may require replacing the screen mesh. Remove the old spline with a utility knife and install the new screen using a spline roller to secure it in place.


Check and Repair Your Roof and Gutters

Materials and Tools Needed:

  • Ladder
  • Roof sealant
  • Gutter cleaning tool
  • Hose
  • Gloves
  • Safety harness

Inspect your roof for any missing shingles or signs of wear and tear. Apply roof sealant to any cracks or leaks to prevent water damage. Clean your gutters and downspouts to ensure proper drainage. Use a gutter cleaning tool and a hose to remove debris, and check for any loose or damaged sections that may need repair.

Enhance Your Garden and Landscaping

Materials and Tools Needed:

  • Mulch
  • Fertilizer
  • Garden tools (shovel, rake, hoe)
  • Edging materials
  • Plant seedlings or seeds

Summer is the perfect time to spruce up your garden. Start by adding a fresh layer of mulch to retain moisture and keep weeds at bay. Use fertilizer to promote healthy plant growth. Define your garden beds with edging materials for a neat an polished look. Consider planing new flowers, vegetables, or shrubs to add color and life to your yard.

If you're looking for some new plants to add to your collection, we have a greenhouse as well with a wide variety of options to choose from! You can find more information about our greenhouse by visiting the link here!


Improve Home Security

Materials and Tools Needed:

  • Smart locks
  • Security cameras
  • Motion sensor lights
  • Drill
  • Screws

Keep your home safe and secure by upgrading your security features. Install smart locks on your doors for convenient and secure access. Set up security cameras around your property to monitor activity. Add motion sensor lights to deter potential intruders and provide better visability at night.


Visit Baker's Ace Hardware for All your Summer Home Improvement Needs

No matter what project you decide to tackle this summer, Baker's Ace Hardware in Monroe, Michigan, has the tools and the materials you need. From air conditioning maintenance supplies to garden tools, our friendly and knowledgable staff is here to help you find exactly what you need to get the job done right. Visit us today and make your home the best it can be this summer!

For all your home improvement needs, trust Baker's Ace Hardware--yourlocal expert in tools, materials, and advice. Happy summer renovating! 

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