It’s never too late to start thinking of summer improvement projects for your home. From siding and roofing to windows and doors, now is the time to plan your summer exterior improvements. Having a solid plan in place now will ensure you’re ready to hit the ground running when it counts.
Waiting till the last minute can lead to headaches and costly delays, so here’s what to think about when it comes to outlining your upcoming improvements. It will also give you a chance to get your budget in line so you can afford the improvements you plan to make.
Windows and Doors
Summer is a great time to replace windows and doors, as the warm weather means you won’t have to worry about cold drafts getting inside while work is going on. There are other practical benefits to replacing windows and doors in summer, such as the ability to start taking advantage right away of energy savings.
With fewer gaps to let conditioned air out, you can enjoy lower energy bills because you don’t have to run the AC quite as hard. Installation is also easier in summer, which allows your contractors to work faster and more efficiently, which translates to a reduced disruption for your tenants and residents.
And on top of all that, the materials are easier to work with in warm weather. For instance, exterior caulking doesn’t stick as well when it’s cold out.
If you have units to rent or sell, consider that summer is when people are looking to buy and rent. They’re out and about, visiting units, and contemplating where they want to live. Give them that wow factor with brand new windows and doors, which can help boost your property value as well.
Refreshing your siding is another good endeavor to take this summer. If you’re tired of painting or staining your properties every few years at great expense and inconvenience, now’s the time to plan your vinyl siding installation project.
Moderate temperatures are the best environment for installing siding, for many of the same reasons as above with windows and doors. Your old, warped and peeling siding is an eyesore, detracting from your curb appeal and property value. Old siding is also failing at protecting what’s underneath, leading to rot, leaks and high energy bills.
Today’s siding is high in quality and high in energy efficiency. If your property has been seeing high energy bills as of late, your siding could be partially to blame. Take this opportunity to start thinking about the type of siding you want, as well as color and style. Speak with your Twin Cities HOA contractor now about what to expect.
If your roof is missing shingles, leaking or are damaged in some way, you may want to consider roof replacement this summer – especially if your system is approaching the end of its useful life. If you are tempted to put it off, just ask yourself if you really want to go another year being called out to fix ceiling leaks for tenants or getting up on a ladder to replace missing shingles.
Winter poses hazardous conditions for roofers due to the snow and ice, as opposed to the temperate conditions of summer.
Bottom line is, making a plan now for any of the above exterior projects will save you time and hassle in the end. Booking your contractor in spring ensures you get first shot at the schedule and won’t be put off for months behind other clients.
Contact Allstar Construction for Fargo Home Improvements
Allstar Construction in Fargo is ready to help you kick off your summer improvement plans! Partner with our contractors for attention to detail in our planning and execution. Whether you need new windows and doors, siding or roofing, we welcome you to contact us or call (701) 315-8150 to find out how we can help improve your exteriors this summer.