Summer is here, and now that things are opening back up… it’s time to get to work! Due to the temperature and weather, Summer is ideal for home exterior projects. Without worrying about cold and snow, you can get a lot done… but only if you plan ahead (fortunately, we’ve all had plenty of time to plan!). Either way, we’ve come up with four great summer home improvement projects for you to tackle while the weather’s still nice!
While we can certainly replace windows in the winter, the time to get them done is now! Drafty windows (and doors, see below!) are one of the major causes of heat loss during the winter. Not only can that make you uncomfortable in your home, but the increase in energy costs can add up quick. If you noticed a draft last winter and sticking a towel under the window didn’t do much, it’s time to contact a professional.
The front door to your home says something about you, and if that door is weathered and beat up? You’re not sending the statement that you would like. All the landscaping in the world can’t make a bad looking door look better. Additionally, as we mentioned above, old/weathered doors are one of the major causes for drafts during the colder months. If you’re in this position, it’s time to upgrade. A new door installed by a professional will look great, function great, and save you money over time.
If you’re at the point where you’re starting to notice warping, cracking, peeling, discoloration, mold, mildew, rot, or straight up missing/broken boards on your home, it’s past time to start thinking about siding repair and replacement. The summer’s a great time to do it, and again can save you some money in the long run with reduced heating and cooling costs. Plus, if this is your first time re-siding your home, you’ll be amazed at the selection that is out there now – options like HardiePlank and Celect can really beautify your home, while being more durable, more resistant to the elements, all the while lasting longer and requiring less maintenance.
Roofs, like your siding, don’t last forever. If you notice some shingles missing or leaks/light poking through the roof, it’s time to get some work done. While summer is a tough time for roofing contractors to work on a (gotta stay hydrated!), it’s a great time for you to have it done… and that’s the important thing!
If you need help tackling any of those summer home improvement projects, get in touch!
We’re here to help, but we should advise you: time’s running out on getting your summer home improvement project started! Lead times in the summer can be long, so if you’re ready to go, get in touch.