With the warmer months in full swing, there’s no better time than the summer to start some home improvement projects. The summer weather is the ideal time for renovations both inside and outside the house. You won’t have to move materials or work in cold winds or other unpleasant weather, and you can open windows to aerate your house if need be.
While there is a myriad of home renovation projects you could undertake during the summer, some projects can only be done during this time of year (that’s not to say there aren’t some projects you should consider doing in the winter, too!). If you’re looking to make your house a little nicer this year, or just have some spare time on your hands, here are three home improvement projects to try out this summer.
Power Wash the Outside of Your Home
Do you remember what your house looked like when you first purchased it? Odds are, it was clean, beautiful, and perfect. Over time, however, houses accumulate all sorts of dirt and debris due to winds and exposure. If it’s been a few years since you’ve had the outside of your home cleaned, bits of dirt, grime, and dead insects have probably turned your house front from the home of your dreams to a rather grimacing sight. Fortunately, cleaning the front of your home isn’t impossible — quite the opposite, in fact!
Power washing companies like ours can blast the exterior of your house with a stream of high-pressured heated water, cleaning away all the dust, dirt, and other nasty things that have been caked on your house over the years. Properly having your home washed every so often doesn’t just offer an aesthetic value, either. Removing potentially harmful substances like dust, mold, and pollutants will make the environment around your home safer to live in, and can even prevent damage to the building. Not to mention, you can greatly increase the home’s curb appeal in case you ever decide to sell.
Re-Stain Your Deck
While not strictly part of the house itself, a deck is nonetheless a key part of the enjoyment of a home for many people. Most houses, particularly in suburban regions, have a deck built in the backyard for hosting guests, having barbeque parties, and just relaxing. If your house came with a deck built, however, chances are you’ve never even seen the deck in its proper glory.
Over time, decks tend to fade very quickly, resulting in boring, dull, grey slabs of wood forming an unappealing outdoor space. Take advantage of the summer weather to re-stain your deck and restore it to the beautiful outdoor enjoyment space it should be! You’ll be able to impress your guests much more at the annual outdoor barbeque once the deck is properly stained. Choose a darker stain if the wood is older, or a lighter stain if the deck is more new.
Replace Your Windows
Though it might not seem like it, having high-quality windows is one of the most important upgrades you can make to a house. Cheap or old windows can result in poor insulation between the inside and outside of your home, causing air conditioning and heating to both escape during the summer and winter respectively. By replacing your windows, you’ll save yourself a lot of money and spare the environment from excess pollution by reducing the amount of energy your heating/AC units will require to keep your home climate-controlled.
Modern windows are fitted with energy efficiency labels, so be sure to do your research and choose accordingly. Some windows will also block UV rays, lowering the amount of heat that gets transmitted through the windows by sunlight, keeping your home even cooler for no extra cost at all! For more helpful tips, please feel free to contact us today!