Top Exterior Home Improvement Tips for Spring
Spring is the time when many homeowners begin considering exterior home renovations. After a long winter spent indoors, homeowners are getting outside and beginning to look at the exterior of their home and deciding which home improvements they want to tackle in the coming months.
Why is Spring the Right Time for Exterior Home Renovations?
Spring begins a stretch of weather when exterior home renovations can easily be scheduled. Once the threat of winter weather is behind us, spring maintenance can begin. Often, home renovation contractors begin filling their calendars early in the spring, and homeowners who delay their decisions until summer risk facing long delays to get on the schedule. When the days are longer, homeowners are outdoors enjoying their property, and exterior home renovations that enhance the curb appeal of the home make that time even more enjoyable.
Look at Your Siding
When you have vinyl siding, you will typically only need a good power washing in the spring. Regular maintenance and inspections of your vinyl siding can keep your home looking beautiful for many years. However, if your siding is old, discolored, and warped, it may be worth looking into having it replaced. New vinyl siding can not only make your home more energy efficient, but it can vastly increase your curb appeal. New siding is weather resistant and will protect your house without fading.
Roof Repair and Replacement
Spring is the right time for a roof inspection. Winter weather can be rough on roofs, and even if you aren’t yet experiencing any water damage, you don’t want to wait until the problem is too big. Spring is the perfect time to have a roofing inspection. Many roofs will need only simple repairs and upkeep. If your roof is over ten years old, it may be time to consider a roof replacement. Waiting until your roof is in bad shape can cause structural damage to your home that can be very costly to address.
Replacing old windows is something that homeowners should consider in the spring. Similar to your roof, window damage can create much bigger problems to your home over time. Old windows can be drafty, leaky, and can even pose a security threat. Replacing your windows will enhance the curb appeal of your home, prevent water damage, and increase the energy efficiency in your home. If keeping your home cool during the summer is a concern, window replacement is something to consider, especially if you haven’t taken on the project before.
New Entry Doors
Entry doors make a huge impact on the curb appeal of your home as well as the energy efficiency. A new entry door is a relatively simple and inexpensive exterior home renovation, but one that will make a big difference. Replacing an entry door often takes less than a day, but the visual impact and the feel of your home’s interior will be noticeable right away.
Many homeowners have gutter cleaning on their spring clean up list, but spring is also the time to inspect your gutters for damage. If your gutters are damaged, water can back up and cause problems to your roof, your siding, and the interior walls of your home. If you see that your gutters are leaking, sagging, or damaged in any way, it’s important to take care of the problem now.
No matter what you choose to do, finding the right contractor to work with is the best way to get started. Finding a professional you can trust will guide you toward the exterior home renovations that will increase the value, appearance, and comfort of your home. We’re setting up virtual appointments and would love to discuss your exterior home improvement projects with you. Contact Armorvue Home Exteriors today!
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