5 Home Improvement Projects To Do This Spring
Spring has arrived and it’s time to go outside. It’s a new awakening and you’re ready to dust off winter and move on to warmer weather. There are repairs to make, cleaning to do, and new features to add. Let’s cover the top 5 things that need to be done and fun things to create that will raise the value and safety of your home.
Clean Out The Gutters
Autumn and Winter dropped all the leaves and some branches on your roof and in your gutters. Clogged gutters will cause damage to your roof and your foundation if they are not cleaned out. Rain water will pool on the roof if it can’t flow down the gutter. Stagnant water on the roof will cause rot, leaks, mold, and costly repairs down the line if not taken care of immediately. If rain water doesn’t flow down the gutter and away from the house, it will run down the exterior walls and settle around the foundation. Water will seep into the foundation and cause cracks and shifting which leads to more costly repairs. So clean out those gutters asap!
Paint Your House
Clean and Repair House Siding
If your house has vinyl siding you may not need to paint it, you can if you like, but you should definitely clean and repair it. Clean and well maintained siding will heighten your curb appeal and also protect your home from the harsh elements of weather.
Extreme cold winter temperatures can make vinyl siding brittle so check your siding in Spring and see if any repairs are needed. You’ll want to tend to any repairs immediately because damaged siding can lead to water damage, dry rot, mold growth, and insect infestation. Alamo City Handymen can help maintain your siding with necessary repairs and yearly cleaning.
Patio Remodel or Addition
Is it time to update your patio into a family friendly entertainment space? If you have a concrete patio it’s probably due for a cleaning. Concrete can also be stained in a variety of colors which will add a nice splash of color instead of just plain gray. Consider building a stone grill island if you do a lot of barbequing or a fire pit to sit around on a nice clear night.
Instead of a concrete patio, do you have a wooden deck? You will need to re-stain the deck if it’s been more than three years since you last stained it. It’s important to check every plank for rot or looseness and repair it before staining the deck. Staining or varnishing will not only make the deck look better but it acts as a sealant and protects the wood.
You should seriously consider adding a patio or deck if you don’t already have one. It not only gives you a place to entertain and a safe area for kids to play; it will raise your property value. Outdoor living spaces are high in demand in the property market.
Build or Repair a Privacy Fence
People are spending more time outside and want a little privacy while they’re out there. Installing a privacy fence will give you the privacy and security that you need for your family. They stand at 6 feet tall and can be made of pressure treated pine, cedar, or vinyl. A pine fence will require staining or sealing every two to three years. Cedar fences are naturally beautiful and a clear sealant will help its longevity. Vinyl fences are very strong and come in white, black, brown, tan, and gray colors. We can also install single or double gates that come in several different styles that can match your home’s style.
Do you already have a fence but need a repair job? Call Alamo City Handymen to inspect your fence and give you an estimate on any repairs it may need. We will check for any rotting planks or beams and let you know if they need to be replaced. We will re-stain the fence and replace any gate hardware if it has become rusty. We will recommend a full replacement job if you have a wooden fence that is older than ten years.