Now that summer is here and we are all spending more time outside, the time has come to take a good look at the exterior of your home. Now is the perfect time to tackle various projects around the house, and we’re here to help! Start by running down this helpful checklist to see which home improvements should go on your “to do” list.
- Inspect Your Windows
Winter weather and spring rains can damage window frames, especially if they are made of wood. Warped, rotten or sagging frames can allow hot, humid air to enter your home and let cooler, air-conditioned air escape. Here’s what to look for:
- Peeling, rotting or warped window frames
- Windows that stick or won’t open all the way
- Windows that rattle in their frames
- Condensation between window glass panes or inside your home
- Cracked, chipped or missing glass
- Rotting window sills
- Air infiltration around the edge of the window – do your curtains billow even if the window is closed?
Replacing your tired old windows with modern, energy efficient windows from Infinity by Marvin is a great way to make your home more comfortable and get a great return on your investment.
- Check Your Doors
Did your Dad every yell at you to “Close the door, I can’t afford to cool the whole neighborhood!” Doors need love, too, or else they won’t perform up to expectations. A worn, warped door or door frame is an energy sieve. A new entry door offers many advantages, including improved security with stronger locking mechanisms, better seals to prevent air infiltration, and a great new look to complement the décor and architectural style of your home. Consider a fiberglass door instead of wood, as they offer great durability, need virtually no maintenance, and provide a high level of energy efficiency.
- Have Your Roof Inspected
If your home suffered through a hailstorm this winter, or if your roof is more than 10 years old, a professional roof inspection can really pay off. A damaged roof can lead to leaks that could cause rafters and beams to rot, can ruin attic insulation, and even drip down through your walls.
A professional roofer from Amazing Exteriors can identify damaged, curled, cracked or worn shingles that need to be replaced, and can also spot places where hail strikes may have caused “bruising” underneath shingles that damages underlayment. All of these are signs that repairs or roof replacement are needed.
- Replace Your Old Siding
Old siding is not only unpleasant to look at, it can also bring down the value of your home. Look for these signs that your siding needs to be replaced:
- Siding panels that are peeling or cracked
- Sagging panels that are pulling away from the house
- Missing, cracked or discolored shingles
- Growth of mold or mildew
- Missing trim
A great choice for a fresh new look for your home is vinyl siding from Amazing Exteriors. Vinyl siding is durable, aesthetically pleasing, available in many colors and textures, prevents mold and mildew, and needs almost no maintenance. Best of all, vinyl siding fits into a variety of home improvement budgets.
Get an “Amazing” Home Improvement Experience!
Choose Amazing Exteriors for the widest variety and highest quality professional installation of windows, siding, roofing and doors. Visit our showrooms in San Antonio, Dallas, or our featured location this month for Replacement Windows in Austin, TX. Call us at (817) 756-4004 to schedule a free in-home analysis.