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Is Your Townhouse Ready for Summer?

Is Your Townhouse Ready for Summer?

At Preston Wood & Associates of Houston, TX, we provide some of the most beautiful and affordable townhouse floor plans available. We offer a large selections of luxury townhouse floor plans that you purchase as few as one or as many as you need.

As summer quickly approaches, it's important to get your townhouse ready for a season of getting together with friends and family, days filled with activity and nights perfect for stargazing. 

If you live in a new townhouse there's probably not much you need to do prepare your home mechanically for the season. Checking the air conditioning and making sure it's running smoothly is about all you'll need to do. If you're home is older you'll probably have more items to check off your Honey Do List. Here are just a few of the things you'll need to do to make your Townhouse ready for summer.

Is Your Townhouse Ready for Summer?

Porches and Decks - If your townhouse has a porch or deck you'll want to make sure it's sturdy and ready for company. Check around the base and make sure the support beams are free from rot or decay. Remove any debris such as wet leaves or soil from around wooden supports. If you have a screen porch check screens for any holes where bugs and other small creepy-crawlies can find their way into your party. Patch and replace screens as necessary to make your outdoor living space as free from bugs as possible.

Roof Decks - At Preston Wood & Associates, we sell townhouse floor plans that often include a roof deck. These are great spaces for star gazing, hanging out with friends or just chilling in the evening. Roof Decks are also used to house A/C units so check around the unit, or have a professional check, for any signs of critters getting into the unit. Make sure any railings are secure.

Main Level - In most of our townhouse floor plans, the main level includes the garage and a bedroom suite. These suites include private bedroom and bathroom away from the rest of the home making them excellent for guest rooms, mother-in-law quarters or perfect for live in help. There should be no signs of water leakage if the townhouse is built to code, but if there is call in a professional to tend to any water damage as soon as possible. Fixing water damage and it's cause is a job for the professionals, this is not a DIY project for the weekend handy person. 

Exterior - As most townhomes are part of associations there's probably little you need to do with regard to the exterior of your home. That said, it's good to take stock of the condition of your home's exterior at least once a year. Be on the lookout for signs of erosion around the foundation of your home. If there is any, call it to the attention of your HOA as soon as possible. Likewise, look for peeling paint, siding that's come away from the structure, or damage from hail or nearby trees. Let your association know about any damage so it can be repaired before further damage is incurred.

Windows - Check to make sure windows are free from any cracks or breaks in them. If an older home it might be time to consider replacing older windows with new, more efficient models. Caulk any gaps and repair broken glass to maintain the integrity of the window, and to keep them looking good.

That's really all there is to getting your townhouse ready for summer, now all you have to do is set up the grill for all the BBQs you plan on hosting this summer.

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