Summertime is right around the corner. Pretty soon the kids will be out of school, the sun will set even later, and outdoor gatherings with friends and family will ramp up again. Longer days and warmer temperatures mean there’s more outdoor time to enjoy whether you’re trying to work in the yard or take the kids on an adventure.
Living in the Heartland means there are plenty of activities to occupy the entire family from local events to places to discover. The greater Kansas City area has plenty of activities this summer for the whole family to enjoy. Keep reading to learn about some things to do this summer so you can take full advantage of the summer season!
1. Local Events
Living in the Heartland means we have access to plenty of things to entertain us from concerts to shows and everything in between. If you’re looking for something to occupy the children this summer or an excuse to have a date night, consider any of the following local events:
Festivals, Concerts & Other Misc. Events
Kansas City is known for hosting some great festivals and concerts. Consider attending any of the following festivals or concerts this summer:
- Old Shawnee Days – June 2-5
- Boulevardia – June 17-18
- Waterfest – June 24-25
- Kenny Chesney at Arrowhead Stadium – July 2
- Def Leppard/Motley Crue/Poison/Joan Jett/Blackhearts at Kauffman Stadium – July 19
- George Strait at Arrowhead Stadium – July 30
- Jazzoo – August 26
- Alan Jackson at T-Mobile Center – August 27
- NASCAR at Kansas City Speedway – September 16-October 29
Fourth of July Celebrations
The Fourth of July in the greater Kansas City area is unlike any other! There are plenty of local events to choose from. Consider attending any of the following:
2. Host a Party
If you’re wanting to entertain more this summer then why not host some summer parties and cookouts? From graduation parties to birthdays, Fourth of July parties, pool parties, summer backyard BBQs, and everything in between, there are plenty of excuses to host a party at your place this summer.
No matter the type of party you’re going to be hosting, there are some general things you’ll want to provide: food and drinks for your guests, ample seating, and entertainment. Spending your summer days and evenings hosting frequent gatherings with loved ones is a great way to spend the season!
3. Home Projects
Summertime is also a great time to get some home projects done. Take advantage of the cooler mornings and evenings and tackle some outdoor projects while saving the indoor projects for during the heat of the day. Below are just a few ideas for some home improvement projects to tackle this summer:
Power Wash the Exterior
The exterior of our homes goes through a lot from heavy downpours that splash dirt and mud to high wind speeds that carry dirt. Pressure washing the exterior will get your home’s siding looking fresher and cleaner. Don’t stop at just the siding – power wash the windows, patio and decks, patio furniture, etc. (just be sure to check that power washing is safe on these surfaces).
Summertime is the perfect time of year to stain your patio or deck. The summer sun is hot here in the Heartland which speeds up drying times. Staining your patio or deck in the early morning hours will allow it to dry rather fast once the sun comes up.
Add some greenery and flowers to your home’s landscaping by planting some new trees, shrubs, and blooms. New landscaping will give your home a fresh vibrancy, perfect for summertime.
Replace Your Gutters
Any time of the year is a great time to replace your gutters, however, replacing them in the summer before the fall and winter arrive is ideal. Generally speaking, gutters should be replaced on average every 20 years, but this varies greatly depending on a couple of different factors. The average lifespan of a traditional gutter system is right around twenty years.
There are a couple of factors that will determine how long a gutter system will hold up: the material of the gutter system and weather conditions. Nature can do quite a number on a gutter system, especially in the greater Kansas City area. We experience all four seasons including a rainy season, strong wind gusts, hail, and snow and ice. These weather conditions shorten the lifespan of traditional gutter systems especially if significant storm damage occurs.
If your gutters are leaking, sagging, overflowing, have become an eyesore, or if you’re tired of cleaning out leaves multiple times per year, consider making the switch to the K-Guard System. The K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System is a complete system that keeps leaves, debris, and pests out for good. Our gutter product can withstand all types of weather conditions and is guaranteed transferable for the life of the home! Your K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System will never corrode and the paint will never chip.
You’re bound to have an exciting and enjoyable summer if you attend any of the events above, host an unforgettable party, or tackle any home projects. All of us at K-Guard wish you a wonderful summer spent with loved ones!
To make the switch to install K-Guard, contact our team today or call (913) 380-1616 to schedule your free estimate. We’ll examine your current gutter system and will offer an assessment as well as our recommendations for installing the K-Guard System in your home. We offer our gutter installation service to homeowners across both Missouri and Kansas including, but not limited to, the following locations: Kansas City, Overland Park, Topeka, Olathe, Shawnee, Independence, Lenexa, and Lee’s Summit.