With summer right around the corner, it is time to prepare your home. Get ready for the summer season with these helpful ten tips. 


1. Invest in Impact Windows from FHIA for Energy Efficiency

Less than one month away, hurricane season will begin on June 1st. It is time to switch out your old windows and install new hurricane impact windows. Impact windows from FHIA will protect your home from hurricanes, while providing you the energy efficiency to cool down your home and decrease the electric bill for the hot season. 

2. Clean Out the Gutters and Inspect the Roof 

With the rainy season around the corner, it’s important to get your roof inspected and clean out your gutters. Roofs are the part of the house that are mostly impacted during a hurricane and you want to make sure you are prepared before the storms arrive. 

3. Tidy Up the Flower Beds

Before the summer begins whip out those garden gloves, surround yourself with nature, and brighten up the outdoor space. New flowers and plants will make your home look ready for summer!

4. Get Your AC Serviced

With the hot weather already rolling in, you definitely don’t want to be left without air conditioning this summer! Be proactive and have your AC serviced to remove all of the leaves and build up from the last year and change out the air filters. 

5. Put On Your Painting Pants 

Spruce up the deck for all your summer backyard plans! Putting a fresh coat of paint on the patio can liven up the space and make it feel brand new!

6. Deep Clean the BBQ 

Summer means BBQs and you can’t do that without your grill! Spend an afternoon scrubbing the BBQ and make sure that you are all stocked up on propane & charcoal for the grill. 

7. Stock Up on Summer Essentials

Make sure you have all of the essentials including:

  • Aloe
  • Bug Spray
  • Sun block
  • Picnic blankets and beach towels
  • Backyard sports 

Spending most of the days and nights outdoors, you want to be prepared with all of the summer essentials on hand. 

8. Make Room for Watermelon and Popsicles

Now that the winter season has passed, it is time to deep clean the fridge and freezer. Throw out all of the leftovers and get ready to fill the fridge will all of the summer fruits and snacks. 

9. Pick Out A Sturdy Front Door Mat

Pick out a sturdy front door mat to keep out the sand and dirt while showing off your style. After a day spent at the beach or going for morning walk, it's important to clean off your shoes to not bring the outdoors inside. There are so many different styles and colors to choose from; so find what door mat matches your look! 

10. Switch Out your Home Décor for a Fresh Summer Look

Summer season is full of bright colors and sunshine. Make your home feel the same! Incorporating a few summer pieces is a great way to show off your style while making your home feel ready for sunny days! 

A few easy tricks to make your home feel ready for summer are:

  • Incorporate new colorful throw pillows on the couches to liven up the space 
  • Stop by the local grocery store and pick up fresh flowers for the kitchen