Spring is in the air and warmer days are ahead, this means that rainy season is upon us. For homeowners however, this means that its time to start looking around your home and see what needs improvement. Taking the time and money to make sure that your home is in its best possible state is a must. But before you start your list, let’s compare notes. Here’s a list of essential spring home improvement projects to help you get ready for summer!
Maintaining your air conditioning unit not only helps prolong its lifespan but saves you money in electric bills and having to purchase a new unit. It’s a good idea to have a contractor do pre-season check-ups. Schedule this in early spring so that your AC is up and running before you really need it in the warmer months.
Typical maintenance includes:
A roof is considered to be the most important element of your house. It keeps you dry along with all your belongings. Common repairs include swapping shingles, fixing curled corners, and repairing cracked shingles. If you see a problem, no matter how small it may seem, it’s best not to ignore it because it could potentially turn into a bigger one. Especially with rainy season upon us you don’t want to have your roof leaking. Having to block off an entire room to your house can be a real pain.
A properly installed gutter system is vital for not only water transfer and drainage, but for the structure of the house. Installing gutters is a easy process, however, the technique depends on the gutter type. There are two basic types. These include k-style and half-round. So, if you’re replacing your gutters, be sure to arrange the new system the same way as the old one. If you don’t feel comfortable replacing them yourself don’t hesitate to call a professional.
Replacing your siding can be a major upgrade in your home’s appearance, but sometimes it’s not an easy decision to make. There are many options of siding to choose from, and they all have their own benefits. Three basic types include metal, fiber-cement and wood. No matter which siding material you use, be sure to consider the reliability, cost, ongoing maintenance, and environmental responsibility.