Ready for some home restoration? There are lots of reasons to be happy that summer is here. Days are warm, the evenings mild, and the air is fresh and invigorating. It’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy the outdoors. But enjoying the beautiful scenery and great climate is not the only thing summer is good for. It’s also prime time to think about giving your home a proper facelift.
If you’re feeling worn down after a long winter, chances are your roof, siding, and the rest of your home’s exterior are too. Now is the time to take advantage of summer by paying attention to home improvements. Of course, it’s not just about making your home look great – it’s also about retaining the value of your home and increasing its curb appeal.
Fix Hail Damage
The first project on your list should be to make sure that your home does not have hail damage. Your roof is the most vulnerable part of your house, and you’ll need to consult with a professional on this one. Hail damage may not be visible to the naked eye. Small cracks, holes, and fissures that you can’t see can result in leaks that can cause significant problems down the road.
You may also find hail damage to your siding, stucco, brick, and stone. While this damage may seem insignificant now, you don’t want to let it go. Over time, a small crack can grow to become a big one. A small ding may only get worse. For surfaces like stucco, you’ll want to have a professional inspect for water damage, cracking, or peeling. Catching surface damage early on can save you a great deal of money and aggravation later.
Restoration to Achieve That Brand-New Look
There is nothing like a fresh coat of paint to make your home look brand spanking new. In fact, compared with other home improvement projects, putting on a coat of exterior paint can be quick and inexpensive. To freshen up, stick with your color scheme. If you are feeling adventurous or are in the mood for a change, a new color will do the trick.
Exterior paint doesn’t just look good though; it provides very important function. A high-quality paint job can give your siding a protective barrier from the harsh effects of the weather, help prevent termite damage by sealing unprotected areas, and help you avoid water damage.
Remember – summertime provides a great opportunity to show your house some love. Between beach time and barbecues, make the necessary repairs and maintenance that will improve its overall appearance. In the long run this will help retain its value, and you’ll save money. Best of all you will get a great sense of pride every time you pull into the driveway.