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5 Spring Home Improvement Projects

5 Spring Home Improvement Projects

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As winter closes and summer approaches, many homeowners feel a renewed desire to clean out and fix up their homes. “Spring cleaning” for some may simply mean a little tidying up, but for others, a full remodeling project is more in line with the spirit of the season. Whether you plan to go all out, or want to make small improvements to your home, here are five spring home improvement projects to get you started.

Spring Home Improvement Tips

1. Give your roof a little TLC
After the winter, it’s a good idea to inspect your roof and gutters for any damage winter may have inflicted. The last thing you want to deal with this summer is water leakage, or, even worse, mold growth in your home. Help prevent it by repairing any damaged roofing, and check for loose or leaky gutters. Both are more vulnerable to winter if you live in areas that see heavy snowfall and ice.

2. Check your hoses and outside faucets
Outdoor faucets can become damaged by freezing temperatures. Make sure that pipes aren’t damaged by placing your thumb over the faucet opening—- if the water stops flowing, you’ve got a pipe problem. Give your hoses a look, as well. Sometimes hoses will rot, and it’s better to know sooner than later if you need to purchase a new one. A professional plumbing contractor is a good person to turn to for these jobs to ensure the best results.

3. Paint! (or have someone paint for you)
In many areas of the country, the best days for big painting projects are in the spring, when you can finally open the windows without freezing drafts or sweltering heat sneaking in. If there’s a painting project you’ve been putting off, this is a great time to do it. You can give your home a whole new look, and your colors will be fresh and vibrant for summer entertaining. Furthermore, if you live in a place that experiences excessive heat each summer, you might want to have bright walls to keep you in the summer spirit if you’re stuck inside with the A/C. Spring is also a great time to refresh your exterior paint. Often, winters take a serious toll on home exteriors, and it may be time to repaint your facade.

4. Check your Air Conditioner
It's certainly preferable to make sure your air conditioner is working now, rather than on a 90+ degree day. Many of us have been there—- waiting days for the overbooked technician to come and inspect your unit, and then waiting even more days for the parts to arrive, all in the unbearable heat. You can fix the problem before it gets too hot outside, and HVAC contractors are usually much easier to connect with during this time of year.

5. Clean windows, and check for damage
Now that you’ve got more hours of sunlight pouring in through your windows, the dirt on them becomes pretty conspicuous. Take some time to give your windows a good cleaning, and inspect the trim around them as you go. Outdoor window trimmings and sills are vulnerable to rot, so check them out, as well.

These ideas should get you started as you clean things up and improve your home for springtime and summer. Signature Contractors provides a wealth of resources and qualified contractors that can help you in your endeavors. From roofers and painting contractors to air conditioning specialists and window replacement experts, Signature Contractors can schedule your free in-home estimate today!

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