Prep Your Home for Summer Enjoyment


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Dear Moss Building & Design,

Well, it’s the beginning of summer and we’re hoping to spend lots of time outside! Do you have any tips on prepping our home for the season to make this wish happen?


Dear Dulles Mom,

Like you, we at Moss Building & Design are also thrilled that summer is finally here! To maximize your warm-weather outdoor enjoyment, we have several tips for you to prepare your home for the new season:

• Check wooden decking for wear and tear from the winter or from a long period of use.
• Sand down the wood on your deck to make it smooth and splinter-free.
• Power wash your siding and patio to get rid of mold.
• Make sure your grill is ready to go with a good steel bristle cleaning. Also, make sure your propane tank isn’t empyty or be sure to stock up on charcoal.
• Have your roof inspected before the summer thunderstorms begin.
• Have your HVAC inspected to be sure your A/C won’t conk out during the hot summer days.
• Because the DMV is known to have high levels of humidity, consider a whole-house dehumidifier or a stand-alone dehumidifier to help in specific rooms, like basements.

We hope you have a fun and enjoyable start to the summer!

If you’re in the market for a deck remodel, call us at (703) 961-7707 or email us at Hello@MossBuildingandDesign.com to kick off your next project!


Moss Building & Design is the top home remodeling company in Northern Virginia that has established a reputation for excellence in remodeling additions, kitchens, bathrooms, and basements and providing home services for homeowners. With a strong focus on community, Moss Building and Design encourages a hands-on approach to home improvement with an emphasis on education. Their ‘Girls Night Out’ HandyMOM101 events offer DIY workshops covering projects like tiling, power drills, caulking, and patching drywall.

Connect with them by visiting them online, or get social with them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Moss Building & Design can also be reached at (703) 961-7707.


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