Need a Home Improvement Project During COVID-19? Try These Projects!

In this very unique time in history where the world is facing a pandemic like nothing seen since the Spanish Flu in 1918, you may be wondering what you CAN control right now.  Most Americans are facing numerous mandates from local and federal governments to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus and save as many lives as possible.  While these restrictions are necessary and understandable, it may make you feel like your life is out of your control.  In truth, many residents are not strictly homebound and can get out to get fresh air.  Your most exciting outing may be going to the grocery store right now, but thankfully, you can do so.

One of the things you can do right now to pass the time is necessary repairs and desired upgrades to your home.  If you are stuck at home, either working or waiting for work to resume, then now may be a good time to work on your yard or projects within your home. During these economic hardships, Brevard Shutter realizes you may be thinking that you can’t do repairs or projects because you don’t want to spend money on such things right now.  That is completely understandable.

Home Projects that Cost Little to No Money

There probably ARE repairs and projects that you can do that don’t cost any money at all. 

Paint Touch-Ups

Do you have any paint left over for the interior or exterior of your home?  If so, you can do touch-ups.  Chips in the paint can make your home look worn, but a fresh coat of paint or even just touching up the chips can make your home look fresher.

Yard Work

Yard work is free of cost when it comes to pulling weeds and trimming bushes and trees.  While you may not be able to go out and purchase anything to spruce up your yard, you can pull weeds, mow your lawn, and trim bushes and trees.  Another thing that really makes a yard look well kept is edging the lawn.

Hurricane Shutters

Another excellent idea during this time is to make sure your hurricane shutters are ready for deployment as hurricane season is fast approaching. Thinking about a hurricane during a pandemic can be overwhelming, but that’s why having your hurricane shutters ready is a good idea. It is one less thing to worry about amid these crazy times.


How you care for your hurricane shutters will depend upon the type of hurricane shutters you have.  If your hurricane shutters run on a track like accordion shutters, then make sure your tracks are well lubricated using a silicone-based lubricant.  Do not use oil-based lubricants like WD-40.  Perhaps you have hurricane panels stored.  If so, make sure they are easily accessible.  

If you need your hurricane shutters serviced or do not yet have hurricane shutters and are interested in having them installed, then please give us a call at Brevard Shutter.  Our company is located in Melbourne and serves the surrounding areas such as Palm Bay, Merritt Island, Cocoa, and beachside towns. Don’t wait until you have broken windows from the next hurricane.  Call today!

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