Warmer weather is a signal to people that it is now fine to step out of their homes. While it is a time to start enjoying the outdoors again, spring is also a great opportunity to focus on your home and give it an upgrade, most especially after it had just endured a harsh winter. There are many things you can do for your home but if you’re looking for something with the most impact, consider these spring remodeling projects:
A New Front Door
Your front door is one of the most important features of your home. Aside from the fact that it contributes a lot to your home’s overall curb appeal, it’s also one of the cornerstones of your home’s security. A battered and worn-out front door not only looks bad, but it’s also less likely to be able to keep undesirables out.
Front door still in good condition? You might want to invest in good, stout storm doors instead. Your front door may be doing a good job of withstanding the elements but it will definitely benefit from the added protection that storm doors can offer, most especially that spring showers and summer storms and tornadoes are coming.
Now that winter is over, you might want to give your home’s siding a good once-over. Is it still in good condition? Not only does worn-out siding look bad and detract from your home’s curb appeal, but did you know that it can also subtract up to 10% from your home’s overall value?
Replacing your old siding with new is a great way to refresh your home’s look. Fiber cement siding, in particular, is a great way to improve your home’s look and overall value. Not only is it durable enough to withstand anything the elements can bring but it also comes in a range of profiles and finishes (it can even mimic the appearance of wood!) to complement every home style.
Thanks to technological advancements, windows have come a long way from the standard single-pane units in the past. Not only are framing materials more insulative now, even window glass itself has been developed to improve thermal performance. With newer models better capable at keeping indoor heat in and outdoor heat out, indoor temperature in your home is kept stable, preventing your HVAC system from needlessly guzzling power while maintaining your comfort. If you found that it took longer to warm up your home last winter, that’s a sign that you’re losing indoor heat, and your windows could’ve been the culprit.
Whether you’re doing it to give your home a new, brighter look, getting ready for the rest of the year’s weather extremes, or just looking to protect your investment, making sure your home’s doors, siding, and windows are in good shape is always a good idea. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with your local remodeling expert for more on how replacing your doors, siding, and windows can benefit your home.
Justin Bartley is Next Door & Window’s installation manager. He started out as a contractor himself, learning that every project has its own story to tell, which he shares through the company blog. Check it out for updates from Justin!