Springtime means that there’ll be warm days ahead. And if you choose to not get your home improvement projects completed now, the heat of summer may be excruciating for you. That’s why we’re glad you’re here. We’d like to tell everyone about the top five home improvement projects everyone wants to complete before summer.
Let’s get started…
1. PAINT / STAIN YOUR DECK
Spring is here and summer’s nearby. That means: grilling season, back porch sitting, and countless days to enjoy the heat.
With that being said, let’s discuss the impact of painting or staining your deck. Providing a fresh coat will make it look brand new again, impressing all of your summer guests. Also, completing this during the much-more-comfortable, relaxing Spring weather will allows more free time during summer.
Pro Tip: Before you purchase paint or stain, brushes, and all the necessary utilities to get your deck painted or stained, check out what our friends from Woodworking Toolkit have to say about painting or staining your deck. They’ll provide the necessary insight to get the job done right.
2. CLEAN/REPAIR YOUR GUTTERS
The year’s late winter season has been brutal. Therefore, your gutters could use a nice cleaning as well.
Reminder: whether you’re cleaning out, repairing, or replacing, we recommend House Logic’s expertise.
And as always, remember to use this time to install drain tile on the downspouts so you don’t have overflowing water in your yard.
3. UPDATE YOUR DOOR
You can make your old door look new again by installing door glass inserts – and, it only takes an hour, so why not get it done right away?
Your entryway will never look the same on top of the new, beautiful door glass, also add in a new lockset and a fresh coat of paint and it’ll be a complete door remodel for the fraction of the cost vs. purchasing a new door.
4. ADD A RETRACTABLE SCREEN
Spring is a great time to open doors to fresh air, which is why adding a retractable screen door to your entryways is a perfect project for this time of year. Most importantly, they install in less than 30 minutes, they’re inexpensive, and highly valuable — allowing you to open all your doors to let that fresh air flow throughout your home. As we always say, why not get it done now?
5. SHINGLE YOUR ROOF
Shingling is one of the more difficult DIY projects for Spring/Summer; therefore, it’s best to understand the full complexity of tearing off and replacing shingles in a decent climate. Most importantly, it may take multiple days to complete this task (depending on the size of your roof.)
Completing this in the summer heat is ruthless. Above all, we know from experience. Therefore, get it done ASAP.
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