Springtime Home Improvement Ideas

1. Take Care of Your Roof

When winter is over, it is a good idea to inspect your roof and gutters for any damage that the winter weather may have inflicted. The last thing any homeowner wants to deal with this summer is water leakage, or, even worse, mold growth in the home. Help prevent it by repairing any damaged roofing, and check for loose or leaky gutters.

2. Check your hoses and outside faucets

Outdoor faucets can become damaged by freezing temperatures. Make sure that pipes are not damaged by placing your thumb over the faucet opening—- if the water stops flowing, you have got a pipe problem. Give your hoses a look, as well. Sometimes hoses will rot, and it is better to know sooner than later if you need to purchase a new one. A professional plumbing contractor is a good person to turn to for these jobs to ensure the best results.

3. Paint!

In many areas of the country, the best days for big painting projects are in the spring, when you can finally open the windows without freezing drafts or sweltering heat sneaking in. If there is a painting project you have been putting off, this is a great time to do it. You can give your home a whole new look, and your colors will be fresh and vibrant for summer entertaining. Furthermore, if you live in a place that experiences excessive heat each summer, you might want to have bright walls to keep you in the summer spirit if you’re stuck inside with the A/C. Spring is also a great time to refresh your exterior paint. Often, winters take a serious toll on home exteriors, and it may be time to repaint your facade.

4. Check your Air Conditioner

Make sure your air conditioner is working now, rather than on a 90+ degree day. Many of us have been there—- waiting days for the overbooked technician to come and inspect your unit, and then waiting even more days for the parts to arrive, all in the unbearable heat. You can fix the problem before it gets too hot outside, and HVAC contractors are usually much easier to connect with during this time of year.

5. Clean windows, and check for damage

Now that you have got more hours of sunlight pouring in through your windows, the dirt on them becomes pretty obvious. Take some time to give your windows a good cleaning, and inspect the trim around them as you go. Outdoor window trimmings and sills are vulnerable to rot, so check them out, as well.

These ideas should get you started as you clean things up and improve your home for springtime and summer. M&M Construction Specialist provides a wealth of resources and qualified contractors that can help you in your endeavors. From roofers, painting contractors, air conditioning specialists, and window replacement experts, M&M Construction Specialist can solve your home improvement issues!

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