Easy House Repairs You Won’t Need A Pro For

Have you been holding off on the house repairs until the weather warmed up? Now that summer is here, it’s likely there will be a few months ahead where it’s possible to getsome DIY ticked off the to-do. List. 

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Rather than calling in a tradesperson, it’s worth taking the time to work out what jobs you could try for yourself. As well as saving you money on hiring a pro, you’ll be able to take ownership of each job and pick up valuable skills if you’ve not tried much DIY before. 

Work out what you need

Before you begin, you’ll need to decide repair or project you’re going to try first. From there, you can make a list of the tools you might need, such as pliers, paint, or a drill, and then you can buy the essentials. 

It might be worth borrowing some tools to start with and then as you grow in confidence, you can build your own toolkit for your DIY jobs. 

Choosing your first task might seem daunting at first. To help you, here are some of the easier house repairs that you might be able to take on. 

Go outside

The summer has been a bit of a washout so far, but the rain-free days are just around the corner. So, think about the jobs that need doing to the exterior of the house. 

You could check the roof for any tiles that came loose during the winter or clear the gutters. As these require a ladder, you’ll need to make sure you have someone with you to keep you steady while you do these jobs. 

Focusing on the garden or your outdoor space is ideal at this time of year too. You might want to treat your fences or paint your front door. 

Declutter around the home

Decluttering will help to organise your home and free up floorspace. Work out what you want to keep and what needs to go. Be firm here and try not to hang on to items that aren’t serving a purpose or sentimental. 

You can then decide how you want to store the items you’re keeping. Try hanging some shelves or adding hooks so that you can neatly display your belongings. 

Add insulation

It might seem strange to think about making your home warmer as the temperatures go up outside. However, this is the ideal time of year to work out where heat might be escaping as you’re not in a cold house trying to work out where things might be going wrong. 

You can begin sealing windows and doors and look at insulating your loft. It’s possible to apply your own insulation. You’ll need to work out where it’s needed and establish how much insulation you require, but it’s a job that you’ll be glad you did when the weather turns chilly. 

What DIY are you going to try?