Springtime projects

By March 14, 2013Remodeling

Start thinking about major outdoor projects now, because spring time is the best time to work on those home improvement plans you’ve been talking about for the past couple of months.

Front door:  Freshen your home’s first impression with a new front door.  Your front door is the main focal point for curb appeal.  http://www.thermatru.com/

Build a Deck: An old deck with a sound structure doesn’t have to be torn down. You can remove the worn out decking and railing, and then replace it with new decking. Decks let you to fully enjoy the sun and work as a great place for socializing and dining. http://www.trex.com/

Construct a patio: A patio can be more than a place for a table and chairs. It can offer your family and friends a spot to gather and enjoy meals. A patio can be a place for100_1331 - Copy quiet seclusion or a spot to enjoy a favorite outdoor activity.

Update the Siding: Your house’s exterior was experiencing the winter’s harsh temperatures and intense weather conditions.  There are many reasons for installing new siding on your home.  You may want to replace damaged siding, make your home maintenance free or make it more energy efficient.

Install an Enclosed Porch: You don’t have to live down south to enjoy an enclosed porch addition. Create a three or four season living space with energy efficient windows that make full use of the sun and create a window on the outside world.

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Repairing the Roof: This year’s record snowfalls took a toll on your roofs. Your home’s roof may have suffered damage such as moisture seeping in between the cracks and creases. Curling, peeling and even crumbling of the shingles can occur if the roof is not inspected and repaired.

Clean and check for window damage: Replacing broken window panes is inexpensive and goes a long way to making your home more attractive and energy-efficient.

Add insulation: If you home wasn’t quite as warm this winter as you would have liked it to be, perhaps it’s time to beef up the insulation in your attic. Adding an extra layer of fiberglass insulation on the floor of your attic is another easy home improvement project.  Attic insulation also helps to keep the top of your house a constant temperature, which is useful in preventing ice dams, a major source of winter water damage. http://www.rogersinsulation.com/

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.