Spring is the time of the year where people begin creating a list of things they want to add or improve in their home. This season represents a fresh start, encouraging homeowners to give their indoor and outdoor spaces a refresh. Many are accomplishing their home improvements during spring because the weather is nice, and you don’t need to worry about your project getting delayed due to rain or snow.
Find out which home improvements you should consider doing this spring from one of the area’s leading roof replacement companies.
Replace Your Siding
Your siding does not only makes your home more appealing, but also offers protection against harsh weather conditions and elements. During the colder months, your siding may have been compromised, resulting in the need for a replacement. You may also need to get new siding if your existing one is reaching the end of its life.
When spring arrives, check your exterior walls to see if your siding needs repairs. Common signs of damage include gaps, waves, cracks, warping, rotting, water stains and uneven layers. If your siding is in bad condition and needs replacement, make sure to hire a reliable contractor. As one of the area’s leading siding and roof replacement companies, you can depend on Sanders Roofing & Exteriors, LLC for your project. We specialize in fiber cement and composite siding.
Get a Roof Replacement or Address Repairs
With an efficient and well-maintained roof, your home stays protected against the elements. However, if your roof is not in good shape, the added weight of snow and ice can compromise the system. Ice dams in the edge of the roof or gutters can prevent water from draining at a safe distance from your home. As a result, water may leak inside your living spaces.
When water penetrates underneath the shingles, it can cause rot. After the colder months, get a roof inspection from a professional. It can help detect problems while they are small and help you save on major roof repair costs. If your roof has cracked, missing, or curled shingles it would need repairs. Other common signs of damage to look for include sagging, water stains on ceilings and walls, and rust or stains where exterior walls intersect with the roof. Moreover, if your roof is more than 20 years old or has significant damage, consider replacing it.
Among the simplest ways to completely transform the look of your exterior is through painting. It’s not too hot nor too cold in spring. When painting your home, the temperatures must be quite consistent throughout the day. After winter, temperatures tend to be more stable, making it ideal for painting your home. When the paint is applied on hot summer days, the paint may dry too fast and prevent good paint film formation.
By painting your home this spring, you don’t have to worry about accomplishing the job in the summer. You can spend the summer season doing more fun activities, such as dining or playing sports in your yard with your family. Moreover, if you are considering selling your home soon, getting your exterior painted will help you attract more buyers.
Invest in Energy-Efficient Windows
High-quality, energy-efficient windows will allow more light into your home while helping you save on utility costs. Meanwhile, leaky windows can allow conditioned air to escape from your indoor spaces, resulting in higher energy bills. During spring, check your windows for signs of damage, including rotting frames, cracks, compromised weatherstripping and condensation inside the glass panes.
When it’s time for a window replacement, it pays to invest in energy-efficient units. These windows are thicker and help reduce your energy costs. Also, choose windows that are easy to open and close, to help improve your home’s ventilation. Whether you need a roof repair or window replacement, you can turn to Sanders Roofing & Exteriors, LLC.
Replace Old Doors
Aside from windows, another thing you should consider getting for your home is new doors. Door replacement may be a small project, but it will transform the look of your interior and exterior. If you have limited space, think about replacing your existing patio doors with sliding doors. These doors are excellent space savers, and they will allow more natural light into your interior. The right exterior doors will also create a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces.
When properly installed, high-quality doors will significantly cut down the amount of outdoor noise that travels into your interior. If you want some more peace and quiet in your home, this upgrade is definitely something you should consider. At Sanders Roofing & Exteriors, LLC, we offer a wide selection of door sizes, shapes and styles to increase your home’s value and curb appeal. Our skilled door installers and roofers are always ready to assist with your home exterior needs.
Get New Gutters
After winter, it’s a good idea to get a gutter inspection to see if there are clogs in the system. Keep in mind that gutters clogged with debris will cause water to overflow to your siding, windows, and other parts of your exterior. Rainwater can also back up to the roof if your gutters are not draining properly. Another thing that can suffer if your gutter system is in bad shape is your home’s foundation and landscaping.
If your gutters have problems, be sure to address them quickly to avoid costly home repairs. In the colder months, snow and ice can accumulate in your gutters, putting strain on the system. When not addressed, your gutters will begin to pull away from your home and may even collapse. It’s time to start considering investing in new gutters if they have rust, mold, and cracks. Bent or sagging gutters may also need to be replaced.
Looking for reliable siding installers or roofers for your home improvements this spring? At Sanders Roofing & Exteriors, LLC, you can count on us for high-quality home exterior services. Besides roofing and siding, we also offer gutter installation, door replacement and exterior painting. Call us at (512) 855-6356 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote.