3 Summer Home Improvement Projects to Start Doing Now
Summertime is nearly here, and that means long days of sunshine.
It also means getting your house repaired and ready for another year of wear and tear. As summer quickly approaches, homeowners should take this time to tackle a few home improvement projects.
Replace the Windows
The winter can do a lot of damage to your windows, and likewise, faulty windows can make winter a long and chilly experience. Do a visual inspection of your windows, including sills and trim. If your windows are relatively new, you might only need to replace the mechanics, trim work, or none at all. However, if you have old one-paned windows, then you could be losing more heat during the winter than you thought and introducing drafts. Replacing them with 2-pane windows will help reduce heat loss and create a secure seal with the window frame. In turn, new windows can actually lower energy bills. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that, depending on where you live, you could save up to $501 a year by swapping out your old single-pane windows with new Energy Star models.
After years of use, or even one harsh winter, your gutters can be in desperate need of repair. Heavy snow, lack of maintenance, and simple degradation due to age are all factors that can contribute to faulty gutters. Poorly working gutters means a higher chance of roof damage, which will ultimately require the professional attention from reputable roofing services. If your gutters seem relatively stable, then consider adding a mesh netting over the top to prolong clogging. If they’re in bad shape, though, then you might need to opt for a completely new gutter installation.
Paint the House
This is a conditional project for many homeowners. For those that have vinyl siding or other materials that don’t require routine painting and touch-ups, then painting wouldn’t be necessary. If you have traditional wood siding that requires a fresh coat of paint every few years, then this might be the perfect time to do so. As the weather gets warmer the paint will dry faster, meaning you’ll go through more paint and cover less surface area. Which can cost a lot more money. Use this time, while the weather isn’t scorching, to add a coat of paint to your home.
There are many home improvement projects that you can tackle yourself, but some should ultimately be left to the pros. Gutters, roof repair, and even windows can be completed by versatile roofing services. So if you want these projects crossed off your list, but can’t manage (or shouldn’t manage) to do them yourself, give a professional a call.
For professional roofing services, contact Roofworks today.