Summer is the perfect opportunity for homeowners to start and finish those renovation projects they were unable to complete when the temperatures dropped. With the sun still shining well into the evening and the temperatures conducive to working outside, there isn’t much time left to work on your preferred projects, particularly if you live in an area where the seasons change.
There are several important projects that require optimal temperatures and dry conditions in order to be completed effectively. Let’s take a look at the top five renovation projects homeowners should tackle before the end of summer.
Replacing Your Windows & Doors
One of the most weather-dependent projects you’ll tackle this year is when you replace your windows and doors. These are key features in your home that often determine how efficient your household runs and much you’re paying for your utilities. If your windows and doors are an older construction, their insulation is likely under-performing which means your air conditioning and furnace are working overtime, respectively, to balance the temperatures inside your home.
This is the perfect time to install new windows or upgrade the doors in your home when temperatures allow for contractors to install the frames securely.
Repair Your Siding
Before extreme temperatures set in, now’s the time to make any major repairs to the siding on your home. When you have cracked or peeled siding, you’re susceptible to leaks and unwanted animal infestations. If you live in an area with extreme winters, summer is the perfect time to tackle these repairs or hire professionals. Once the colder temperatures set in, you can rest easy knowing your home has been properly winterized.
Fixing and Filling the Driveway
Your driveway, particularly if it’s asphalt, has likely seen its share of wear and tear over the years. If you’ve been thinking of repairing your driveway, summer is the ideal season. Asphalt is especially more workable in warmer temperatures.
The level of repairs needed will likely depend on the condition of your driveway. If there are minor cracks, you may be able to use a simple DIY repair kit. If there is excess damage, it may be best to call in a professional to ensure your driveway is adequately filled and sealed.
Make Landscape Changes
Summer temperatures are optimal when it comes to lawn care and landscaping. It’s important to protect the exterior of your home before unpredictable weather sets in. Aeration is an essential part of maintaining your lawn and allowing it to breathe before colder temperatures set in.
Fertilization is also important during the summer in order to help the roots under your grass develop better resistance to heat, drought, and general damage. Adding fertilizer to your lawn provides more insurance during weather changes and helps your roots grow even when colder temperatures set in.
Before summer comes to an end, these renovations will ensure your home is functioning at its highest level so you can enjoy your home all season long.