What jobs to do in the summer?

Summer holidays are here and you will finally find time to do some DIY at home.

What jobs to do in the summer?

Summer holidays are here and you will finally find time to do some DIY at home. So much the better because the season lends itself to different jobs, before the return of the cold and the rain.

If you have embarked on major renovations to your home, give priority to installing the roof during the summer. Better that your (future) home is sheltered from water before the return of the autumn rains. The same is true if you build your house; it should be out of water before winter. Similarly, take advantage of the summer to maintain your roof: replace broken tiles, check the fixings of the slates, remove the moss that may have formed on it, etc. . Well maintained, your roof will last longer. In any case, think that if you called on a professional, he would necessarily prefer to go up on a dry roof than on a roof made slippery by heavy autumn rains.

The summer season is ideal for taking stock of your heating systems, overhauling them and making any repairs before the first frosts.

Since the days are longer in summer, it's also the time to start your electrical work. You'll be able to work longer, and if you just don't have electricity, you won't need to use candlelight for too long at night. Install a spotlight, change a socket, complete a complete electrical circuit... You can do it all!

Summer is also the time when you will not be reluctant to eat cold and take cold showers, and why not have a picnic and install a solar shower in the garden. So now is the time to remodel your kitchen or bathroom. Ovens and other hobs will not fail you.

It is more pleasant to paint in summer than in winter and it is moreover recommended for the exterior. The drying time will be shortened and you can more easily air out the rooms to eliminate paint odors. So tackle the refreshment of your shutters or repaint the walls of your room. But be careful, if it's too hot, the paint could turn. In this case, wait until it is milder to paint.

In the event of extreme heat, masonry work should be avoided. Indeed, above 35°C, cement and mortar will have difficulty setting and your concrete block wall, for example, could well collapse before it is even completed. If you want to lay earthenware, for example in the kitchen or the bathroom, make the cut when it is warm but carry out the laying itself in the cool so that the fixing of the tiles is good.