Summer is known for being hot and getting to chill by the pool, but did you know it’s also a great time to carry out some home renovations you may have delayed in the winter? Since you’ll be spending more time outside it’ll lessen the burden of having renovation work done inside the home, and while some projects may take a while to complete, they are worth it in the end. Here is a list of the best home renovations you can carry out with an expert’s help this summer!
1. Window Replacements
Contrary to the popular opinion that windows only have to be replaced when broken, we believe replacing outwardly-okay windows is more cost-effective in most cases. Cracks and spaces in windows may cause you to turn up the heater or air-conditioner more than needed, which may reflect your electricity bill.
Windowpanes are also exploited by 22% of burglars to access your home and steal your belongings. Should you choose to get a window upgrade, know that the return on investment is massive with only a winter only a few months away.
2. Enhance Your Kitchen
Depending on the number of faults, your taste, and your budget, kitchen renovations can be subtle or extensive. Faulty and worn-out kitchen cabinets can be replaced or resurfaced to safely store your utensils and reduce kitchen hazards. With additional plumbing and lighting work, your kitchen transformation may just be your favorite remodeling project.
3. Fix and Install New Floors
If you are thinking of putting your home up for sale any time soon, you should avoid buying expensive carpets. Unlike wooden floors, rugs wear out faster and do not offer prospective home buyers the same allure and attraction. They are also less abrasive and have poor conductors of heat, making them ideal for both summer and winter. Since wooden floors are better favored among buyers, newer models of alternative floorings now closely resemble hardwood floors.
4. Repair/Replace Your Roof
Small leaks and notches in your roofs will widen in the summer and the coming winter because of alternating temperatures. Poor repairs can be more damaging and worsen your roofing woes. As such, you should be very particular about your maintenance and procure the services of local professionals.
You must note that environmental conditions, workmanship quality, and the type of roofing and tools play a significant role in the lifespan of roofs and can impact repairs. The most premium roofs like slate, tiles, and copper can last for over 50 years, while asphalt shingle roofs last for 20 years. Consider these factors in choosing a roofing material.
5. Replace Your Garage Door
The importance of a visually-pleasing garage door is simply not as appreciated as it should be. If you have finished new landscaping and painting, the dents in your garage door may hold back the whole aesthetic of your home. The garage door may only need a layer of paint to look good as new. However, we recommend you get the more recent models for better security features to protect your home and family and add resale value without a great outlay of money.
Remodeling during the summer has distinct advantages:
- Maintain the look and function of your home by getting work done inside when you’re planning to be outside.
- Small upgrades to windows and flooring can save you money in the long term and boost resale value.
- You can create a more pleasing environment for your family by updating flooring and doors throughout your home.
Contact Advantage Contracting Today For Your Summer Remodeling Projects
Home renovation and maintenance can be challenging without the help of professionals. For 25 years, Advantage Contracting has been committed to providing local homeowners premium renovation and maintenance services. Call us at (973) 696-0333 for your remodeling projects. Request a free estimate today.