Summer is finally here! There’s nothing better than later sunsets, warmer temperatures, and life flourishing all around. The warmer weather often comes with a boost of motivation for home improvement projects. From spring cleaning a closet to a total remodel, there’s so much you can achieve before the cold weather returns! If you want to improve your home this summer but aren’t sure where to start, consider adding these home improvement projects to your list.
Clean or Replace Your Siding
Your siding plays a major role in the curb appeal and aesthetics of your home. Vinyl siding has a long lifespan, but even if it doesn’t need to be replaced, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need to be maintained! Hire a professional to power wash your siding to make it look brand new again. Power washing on your own can lead to damaged siding since you’re unfamiliar with the powerful equipment. If you have siding that’s cracked, damaged, or missing, just the affected area can likely be repaired without the need to replace the rest of the siding. Neglected siding is more likely to lead to water damage, pests, and poor temperature control inside the home.
You should clean your gutters at least twice a year. Winter can lead to leaves, sticks, and other debris getting stuck in your gutters. This will make it harder for water to drain through the gutter system and put you at a higher risk for water damage in your home or around the foundation. You can hire someone to clean the gutters if you’re not comfortable getting on the ladder yourself. Once the visible debris has been removed from the gutter and any damages have been repaired, be sure to flush the gutter line with clean water from the hose. If water is still backed up, there’s likely a blockage in the downspout system.
Inspect and Repair Your Roof
A traditional asphalt roof can last anywhere from 15-30 years depending on how well it’s maintained and the climate that the home is located in. Your roof should be inspected by a professional at least once a year to look for any signs of damage to the shingles, vents, or flashing. Repairs can be made as needed and you’ll get the peace of mind knowing that your roof is in good condition before winter.
If you’re in need of a roof inspection, gutter cleaning, or siding services, our team can help! Contact US Siding & Roofing today to schedule a free consultation to discuss the services we provide that could improve your home this summer. From simple cleaning jobs to a total roof replacement, we have the knowledge and experience to get it done before summer comes to an end!