Summer Home Improvement Projects

The dog-days of summer are in full swing and that means it’s time for afternoons by the pool, dining under the stars, and catching up on your home improvement project to do list. That’s right, these all-too-brief warm weather months are the perfect time to tackle some outdoor projects that call for a well-ventilated work area and warmer temps. So if you’re wondering which home improvement projects you should elevate to “high priority” status, here are few suggestions to help get you in the mood:

  1. Window Replacement – If last fall’s ritual of re-caulking and shrink-wrapping your windows didn’t do much to keep the chill out, perhaps it’s time for an upgrade. Drafty windows not only let warm air escape during winter months, they let cool air out during the summer, and that means higher utility costs all year long.
  2. New Exterior Siding – Nothing boosts curb appeal like new siding. So if your exterior – siding or otherwise – is looking worse for the wear, now’s a great time consider new or replacement siding. It improves your home’s weather resistance and insulation, and that means lower energy costs. Plus, today’s siding comes in an expanded range of colors, textures, and styles.
  3. New Entry Door – Give that tired, cracked, warped entry door the boot this summer! A new entry door not only instantly adds aesthetic appeal to your home’s exterior, it can help keep out drafts and – you guessed it – reduce your utility costs.
  4. Cabinet Refacing – If your cabinets are looking a little dated but still in relatively good shape, replacing drawer fronts and doors, and adding a matching veneer on the face of the cabinets will give your kitchen a face-lift for a fraction of the cost of a full remodel.
  5. New Countertops – While installing new countertops may seem like any “any time” project, hauling old counters out and new counters in during frigid temps and on icy sidewalks isn’t exactly ideal. So if you’re ready to spruce up your kitchen with new counters, consider doing so during the warm weather months to avoid a damaged surface and an injured installer.
  6. Replacing a Roof – Time for a new roof? Have one installed before autumn rains and winter snow do a number on your existing roof and potentially leave you with a costly repair. Plus, summer’s high temps help new shingles form a weathertight seal for improved installation.

As a reminder from your local service professionals at Messmer Mechanical, there’s a lot we can do to assist you on the home improvement front. From helping to make your bathrooms safer for all concerned to improving the quality of your indoor air, replacing your aging AC system, and much more, contact us today for answers to all your questions and a free new project estimate.

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