Home repairs are a never ending chore. Sometimes you can wait a bit longer, but eventually maintenance is just required. We’ve been in our house for 13 years now and got it new. I noticed that a few of the vents on the outside were falling apart.
The best thing to do was to replace them before birds started flying in and nesting inside them and possibly getting inside of the house. My ladder was just a bit too short to reach and work safely. We went to Home Depot and rented a taller ladder (the orange one) and bought new vents. Now it was a family project!
Corvin preparing to add the new vent back in.
Since I had my ladder and the rented one, I just used both of them! Corvin is working on the lower of the 2 vents.
Both kids are getting comfortable going up and understanding basic maintenance.
This took about 4 hours from rental pickup to return, but worth doing. Its also worth noting to be careful, 2 of the 4 vents that were replaces had large bug nests. Most likely for something that has stingers. Be careful opening them up. Lucky for us they were both abandoned!