At NJW, your Columbus Home Remodeling Company, we LOVE when the warmer weather sets in. It means more time outdoors with those we love. It means sunshine, ice cream and swimming. Now is a great time to create a checklist for your home! We have created a list to get you on your way to enjoying the upcoming months!

• Keep an eye on irrigation systems. A faulty sprinkler or irrigation hose that goes unnoticed can quickly cause big problems for your lawn and garden. Make a habit of checking each component once a week, especially in summer.

• Install screen doors. If you use them, now is the time to take down the storm doors and put up screen doors to let the summer breezes pour in. Be sure to inspect screens carefully, patching holes as needed — even a tiny hole can be enough to let in a mosquito. Many local hardware stores can fix any screens that might need repaired!

• Keep cooling systems running smoothly. Take the time before hot weather sets in to dust ceiling fans, install window air-conditioning units, and schedule maintenance for a whole-house cooling system. It is important to have your systems checked out and maintained to extend their lifespan.

• Schedule major outdoor projects. Whether you are dreaming of a new patio or need to replace a deck, don’t delay booking a pro for your projects. We know our schedules tend to fill up quickly in the summer, so be sure to reach out when you begin thinking about a project to get it on our radar!

• Clean gutters and downspouts. If you did not get your gutters cleaned in spring, be sure to get this essential task checked off your list as soon as possible. Leaf- and debris-clogged gutters can lead to leaks and siding damage with summer storms.

• Catch up on projects and maintenance. No one is perfect, and chances are there are a few home-maintenance projects you have been meaning tackle. Why not make this month the month to get caught up? You will be happy and ready to dive into spring and summer once those items are completed!

If a new outdoor space is on your “list” contact NJW, your Columbus, Ohio home improvement company, we can help make this your best summer yet!

We currently build in Westerville, Worthington, Whitehall, Upper Arlington, Powell, Pickerington, New Albany, Lancaster, Hilliard, Gahanna, Dublin, Bexley, Columbus and all of Central Ohio.