Tools Out for Summer: The Summer Remodel Primer

Summer Remodel Tools from Petra

How to give your customers the tools they need for a summer remodel or other projects

Summer’s here, and with the warmer weather comes the opportunity to work on projects that might have been put off over the winter months. All across the country, homeowners, rental owners and commercial builders are gearing up for a busy season of construction and remodeling. As the summer remodel season begins, Petra has the tools, accessories and materials you need to reach your customers who want to spruce up their living spaces.

Fixing the Old

Houses need maintenance. Pipes leak, tubs crack, ceilings sag, hinges come loose. The summer is a great time to take care of some of those bits of maintenance. Homeowners will have to buy tools, because they don’t always have what they need for the job. When they need to go buy something for a household job, they look for a reliable set of tools. And it needs to be with a minimum of fuss and expense, without sacrificing quality.

DIY-focused tool kits like this 20-Volt MAX* Lithium Drill/Driver & 68-Piece Project Kit from Black and Decker are a great way to reach this subset of customers. Prepare your customers for all these small tasks.

Building the New

Summer is a great time to build that deck or patio or shed that’s been on the drawing board through the cold winter months. That’s where something like this DeWalt 12-Volt MAX* Li-Ion 4-Tool Combo Kit can come in handy. It’s more rugged than some lower-end homeowner toolkits. For summer jobs that involve more heavy work, the homeowner or contractor needs a tool kit that’s durable and powerful. It also needs to be capable of staying with them for the long haul. They don’t want to keep coming back and buying new tools.

It might be a good time to put a fresh coat of paint on the house, too. With the ValPak Custom Spray Kit homeowners can easily do longer, more troublesome paint jobs. This custom spray kit is great for smaller jobs and homeowners. It’s also great for contractors that only want to do painting jobs intermittently, or just do small painting jobs.

Upgrading Analog to Digital

Remodeling isn’t just about sheetrock and plywood. With the advent of home automation, you can help your customers turn dumb lighting into smart home control lighting. With a kit like the TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch 3-Way Kit, homeowners can make their lighting work smarter and harder.

Smart home technology is exploding right now, and homeowners are starting to get their feet wet through smaller home automation options like thermostats, light switches, and lightbulbs. If you’re trying to break into this burgeoning market, stocking these accessories is a great way to tap into a trend that’s only going up from here.

Time To Work on the Summer Remodel

The summer is a perfect time to help your customers freshen up their homes and better their lives. Are you ready for the season? Do you have all the stock on hand that you need to serve your customers what they need? Use this list to be prepared for the summer, because Petra has the products you need to get it done.