Summer Maintenance Projects to Keep Your Home in Good Shape
After the snow and the bleak weather, you are probably excited to see the sun and greenery in all their glory. But, before you immerse yourself in the beauty of summer, you should make sure that your home is ready for the summer rains and warmer temperatures coming your way.
Let Colonial Remodeling share a few home improvement projects you can take care of this season to keep your property in excellent shape:
Roof Repair or Replacement
Have a professional inspect your roof to look for any shingles that may have been lost or damaged during winter, as well as for fasteners that might need replacing. Your roofer should also check for nail-pops that can cause water to seep into the interior of the home. To prevent leaks and further damage to your roof, be sure to have it replaced immediately.
Siding Repair and Maintenance
Give your vinyl siding in Fairfax, VA a thorough inspection to ensure that it is in good condition. To remove stains and dirt, use a garden hose. Do not use a power washer, especially if you have wood siding, as the water pressure can potentially ruin the material. If certain areas of the siding have been damaged, you should call a professional for a replacement. Otherwise, the problem will only get worse and can cause further destruction to your home’s interior. When replacing your siding, consider James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding and HardieWrap® Weather Barrier to reinforce your home against the elements.
As the days become warmer, it is also important to improve your home’s energy efficiency. This can contribute to lowering your utility bills. Aside from reaching out to our team for a James Hardie® siding installation in Alexandria, VA, you should consider a full window replacement, especially if your current windows are showing signs of old age. With tightly sealed and more energy-efficient windows from manufacturers like Andersen and Simonton, you can keep warm air out of your home while preventing cool indoor air from easily escaping.
Another project you may want to consider is adding a porch. This living space can be very versatile. You can entertain guests or use it as a nice place to relax in the great outdoors. Colonial Remodeling offers many design options that are completely customizable to compliment your home’s aesthetic as well as your own personal tastes.
Do you need a professional to maintain your home this summer? Colonial Remodeling can help. Call us at (703) 822-7222 today!