• July 18, 2024
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Now Is The Season For Spring Home Renovations

With the spring months upon us, there are some spring home renovations you may be looking to get done before the weather gets hot and it’s too hot to do anything. These renovations are meant to improve your quality of life, the home’s quality, and the overall look of the property. You could even be improving the value of the home while you do these things, and find yourself in love with your home all over again. Some of these may not even seem like renovations until they’ve been inspected to see how dire the situation really is. Below are some renovations that you might consider for your home this spring, so that you can keep improving your home.

Update Your Roof This Spring

One of the most important spring home renovations to do this year is to have roofers come out and check your roof’s condition. Local roofing companies will take a look at your roof and let you know if you’re in need of a new roof, or if you need to just have a few places repaired. This is important because these services have two very different price points, so you want to be sure that you’re getting the right service. You want the most out of your current roof, but you also don’t want to leave it up there if it isn’t protecting your home. Keep in mind that if you need a new roof, you can choose from several types of roofs, instead of traditional asphalt ones with shingles.

Upgrade To Waterproofing Services

There are several spring home renovations you should consider, and waterproofing services is one of them if you live in a home with a basement. With the help of waterproofing companies, they will come out and install French drains to capture any water that comes into the home first and cycle it back out into the property so that your home stays dry. You can work with your contractor to have this water repurposed for watering a garden, or back into a pond you may have on the property.

Update Your Storm Door

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Over the winter months, you may have noticed that your storm door isn’t latching properly and it may just be starting to get old. With the right contractor, you can have your storm door updated as a part of your spring home renovations. Since spring is the season of new life, this is the right opportunity to have your new storm door put in. When you select a new one, make sure it has reinforced glass so that you have a durable storm door that works for your home. You can also add some window tint to this glass so that it keeps the sun from beating into your home, and also give you some privacy when you have the front door opened and the storm door closed on your home. Storm doors can aiso be added to the back door, and any garage or carport opening you have into the home. Every entrance you have into your home should have a storm door before the main door, unless they are French doors out on the deck.

Pave Your Driveway

When it comes to your driveway, you need to make sure that you keep it paved and having it looking good at your home. Some driveways may have rocks and gravel, but those aren’t as sturdy as asphalt driveways that keep a level road into your home. If you’ve had one on your property for a while and you’re looking to make asphalt repairs, then it’s time to have a contractor come out and give you a quote.

With asphalt repairs and paving service your driveway, keep in mind that there is now several asphalt options to consider for your property. You’ll want to let your contractor know how much traffic you get in your driveway so they can help you decide which material is the right one for you. A spring renovation can’t be completed without a freshly paved driveway, and walkway if you have one. Make sure they do it all so that the color matches and there isn’t any fade.

Have Your Trees Serviced

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Now that the winter months are over, you may have some trees on your property that need to be trimmed, or even be removed. This isn’t something that you do on your own, and you want to get it done before the weather gets too warm and strong windstorms start coming through the area. With local tree services from a tree contractor, they will come out and quote you on the trees you want removed. If you have any trees that are protected in your area, you need to make sure that the tree you want gone isn’t one of those, or you may have to go through an official process to have the tree removed.

Have Your Septic System Pumped

Every couple of years, it’s necessary to have your septic take system pumped so that you aren’t experiencing any clogs or damaged to your home. The sewage will start to build up with the solids over time, and can block the drain that dumps it into the septic tank. In the spring, you want to go ahead and have this septic clean out done so that it doens’t overflow with excessive amount of rain and water on the property. This is a quick process, and only takes a local sewage system a couple of hours to do, and can last for a couple of years.

Powerwash The House

There are some services that while it seems like you could do on your own, you really need a professional to manage the system. This is how you know you need a building power washing company, because this much water at this force on your home could cause significant damage. With a professional power washing company, you can have your entire home washed down, removing pollen, debris, and other dirt particles that have collected over the winter months. They can also powerwash the other buildings you have on your property so that your home is clean and ready for the warmer weather.

Upgrade Your Gutters

First and foremost, you want to clean out your gutters during a spring home renovation because they can make the system clogged and cause extensive water damage around the perimeter of the house. However, since you’re already working on doing renovations, go ahead and remove the old gutter system so that you can reduce your amount of maitneannce over time, and improve the look of your home. New gutter systems are designed to fit just tucked under the edge of the roof, which makes them more discreet and more attractive to the home. Also, consider adding a gutter guard on the system to keep out wildlife from nesting in these gutters.

Paint Your Deck

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If the cold weather have your deck paint starting to peel, and you can see that the treated wood might need some attention, it’s now time to paint your deck. Whether you hire an exterior painter, or you decide to tackle the paint job yourself, you need to make sure you’re using the right type of paint for the deck. Certain exterior paint will deflect the UV rays and potential waterdamage. Others may do all of that and work to treat the wood while it’s being applied.

Upgrade The Patio Furniture

With new spring home renovations comes the need for new patio furniture. While you may be happy with the layout of your patio, you can always adjust the theme in the area to match, and upgrade the furniutre. Some patios have furniture that’s old and has been out in the elements for too long. In these cases, go ahead and upgrade to materials that are more durable with the weather in your area and perhaps more environmental factors. You want something that pets or stray cats can’t destroy quickly when you get a new set of furniture.

HVAC Services

Even if you haven’t noticed any issues with your HVAC system, part of any spring home renovation is to have the HVAC system inspected before the weather gets too hot and see if there needs to be an HVAC repair of any kind. It’s very uncomfortabl having to wait for assistance if the HVAC system goes out in the hot or cold, so while the spring weather is upon us, now is the time to have someone check the system and make the repairs as needed.

Reinforce Windows

If you’re looking to get new windows in your home for anything, make sure you upgrade them to windows that are reinforced. This means that they can sustain high winds and lots of pressure at one time. Traditional windows may have handed a ball coming towards it, but some areas are prone to having such strong storms several times a year. This means that you could be replacing windows lots of times, instead of paying for the reinforced windows first and then saving money later.

Replace The Filters

Make sure you go through during your spring home renovations and have the filters in the home replaced. Filters are meant to capture dirt and debris, so that the air cycling through the home is safe and healthy. When you have filters that are full and need to be changed, this could cause your systems to work extra hard. The unwanted debris could also make it through the home, which could get you really sick during spring and allergy season.

Take Advantage of Appliance Sales

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Spring sales are a great opportunity to upgrade your appliances in your home. If you have a washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator, or any other appliance in your home acting as though they are going to go out at any minute, then you should add new appliances to your spring renovation. After all, if you’ve gone through the trouble to get a new kitchen and made some of these changes, you need appliances that will match and are durable in the home. Depending on your personal preference, you can get any of those in different colors and sizes.

Update The Garage Door

One of the most important things to do now that there’s dirt and debris floating to the air is take the time for those overhead door services that your garage so desperately needs. Spring home renovations may include a contractor coming out and repairing the tracks for the door, or other features to add to it. If you’re door is outdated and can’t keep up with the technology you need, then it’s time to update the garage door and start off the year with a new look that matches your home.

Update Home Flooring

Like appliances, home flooring is also on sale in the spring, and should be included in the spring home renovations list that you have this year. You can get the same flooring to go through your home, or choose different materials for different rooms. When you opt to have your home flooring done, you can choose between linoleum, vinyl, wood, and tile for most of them. If you really want carpet in certain areas of your home, you can add it to the room. There are numerous textures and preferences out there. Choose what you want in each room, and have a team of professionals come and install the floor, so they can manage the polyurethane and get the job done correctly.

Are You Planning For Spring?

If you’re looking to have some spring renovations added to your home this year, these are just a few that will improve your home, and keep it going for the next few years. Some of these repairs or maintenance services can turn into a full blown renovation, especially for the roof and the HVAC system. Be prepared for the renovations you want and anything that’s discovered along the way.

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