Spring is an ideal time to take on home improvement projects, as milder temperatures present longer days and more optimal working conditions. With summer on the horizon, you may find yourself rolling up your sleeves and ready to prepare your home for the warmer months. This spring season especially, everyone is eager to get outside and entertain guests. However, home improvement isn’t just about aesthetics, when function and structural integrity also play an important role.
Below, we’ve highlighted 5 functional home improvement projects every homeowner should consider this spring.
Winter storms can wreak havoc on your gutters, which greatly impairs their ability to guide rain and water off the roof and away from the home. During snowstorms, the weight of snow accumulation or the formation of ice dams can put stress on your gutters and the edge of your roof. This spring, look out for tearing and cracks along the roof’s edge, gutters, and downspouts, and see if any sections of your gutter need to be repaired or replaced.
You may also consider installing a gutter protection system that can keep debris and other materials out of your gutters, preventing clogs and back-ups. Learn more about which gutter guards are right for your home.
Improving Energy Efficiency
Improving your home’s energy efficiency is a great way to cut costs on utility bills during the warmer summer months. There are plenty of ways to improve home energy efficiency depending on your budget. Less expensive projects include installing window screens and LED light bulbs. For more significant upgrades, you may consider purchasing more efficient appliances or installing new doors and windows.
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Insulation is another critical area of improving your home’s energy efficiency. It’s easy to overlook your attic during the warmer months, but it’s one of the most important areas of your home to keep properly insulated. To learn more about the U.S. Department of Energy’s recommendations, check out our previous article on energy-smart solutions for attic insulation.
Repairing Your Roof
Your home’s roof sustains a lot of damage all year round, especially in the winter. During snowstorms, snow and ice can accumulate on the roof, causing shingles to break and compromising the roof’s load-bearing capacity. Now that residents in the Delaware Valley can be sure that the last of the ice has melted, perform an internal and external roof inspection and identify weak spots and needed repairs. Completing needed maintenance on your roof before next winter is key to preventing more dangerous damages, like roof collapse.
Explore our website to learn more about roof replacement, installation, and repair, as well as other important topics such as roofing ventilation and roof shingle selection.
Updating Siding and Trim
Consistent weathering throughout the year has a significant impact on both the look and longevity of your home’s siding and trim. Over time, you may notice dullness or discoloration of the siding, growth of mold and mildew, or tearing. The extent of damage will determine whether your home requires partial or complete replacement of siding and trim.
As with many home improvement projects, there are multiple materials and installation options for siding and trim, including insulated vinyl siding which can help improve energy efficiency. Visit the siding and trim page on our website to learn more.
Installing a Deck
Installing a deck is a great way to expand your living and entertainment space outdoors, letting you and your family take full advantage of the warmer weather. During the spring season, you may want to start planning and building your deck for summer use. That includes choosing materials and selecting a design that will reflect your home’s style. You can even select more earth-friendly decking materials, such as composite decking, to support your sustainable, eco-friendly goals.
With so many decking options on the market, you can have full creative control over your new outdoor space. Learn more about Advance Inc.’s deck styles and solutions.
Don’t Delay Your Spring Home Improvement Project
Ready to update your home this spring? Here at Advance Inc., we are proud to offer our community and customers reliable resources and outstanding services for their spring home improvement projects.
Advance Inc. is offering financial incentives through May 7, 2021, on all major areas of home renovation, including roofing, windows and doors, siding and trim, and decks. Explore our website or contact us today to learn more about your options. We are happy to answer any of your home improvement questions!