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Spring Home Improvement Projects

Spring Home Improvement Projects

Spring is an ideal time to start working on home improvement tasks. Warm weather invigorates the spirit and inspires homeowners to get up and give their homes a fresh new look. Climbing a ladder and inspecting the gutters and roof without the risk of slipping on ice is also a lot less stressful.

You can have your home pleasant and ready for a summer gathering and quiet afternoons if you start projects in the spring. You will also avoid the hassle of having to make crucial home repairs in the hot summer weather.

During the winter, your home faced a variety of challenges, including high snow heaps on the roof, sleet on the window panes, and ice building in the gutters. Checking for this weather-related damage is a great idea in the spring.

So, how do you get started on determining which initiatives are the most critical? Pay special attention to the locations that have been impacted by winter weather. To get you started, we’ll look at the top-priority projects to complete in the spring, when the flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and your home is ready for a new beginning.

Fix the Roof

A well-maintained roof is critical to the health of your home. Even if a snow-covered roof looks lovely in the winter, the weight of the snow and ice can be too much for a fragile roof. Ice dams, or ice blocks that form in the gutter or along the roof’s edge, can obstruct normal drainage and allow water to flow into the house. A roof can also be punctured by ice.

It is also conceivable that water crept below the shingles and rotted them. As a result, you should inspect the shingles for damage.

In the spring, check your rooftop ventilation system as well to make sure it is not obstructed, so heat doesn’t build up in the attic throughout the summer.

The roof is one of the most crucial aspects of the house, and you’ll need one to keep your home dry and safe from the weather. Make it a priority to inspect your roof in the spring for any damage caused by the winter and to get it in shape to withstand the summer heat and rain.

Look for the following indicators to see if your roof needs to be replaced:

  • Shingles that are cracked or torn
  • Shingles that are missing
  • Areas of sagging
  • Shingles that have curled
  • Ceilings with water stains, possibly indicating a roof leak
  • Exterior walls with watermarks
  • Where the outer wall meets the roof, there is rust or stains

The sooner you perform a crucial roof replacement, the better. Mold can grow inside your home as a result of water damage, and you don’t want that to happen.

Replace Siding

A tired, weathered home can be revitalized with new siding. Winter conditions may also necessitate new siding.

Snow, wind, and sleet batter your home during the winter. Winter moisture could have infiltrated the exterior of your home and caused decay if your siding isn’t in good shape. Snow can sometimes accumulate against the house, encasing the façade with too much moisture.

After everything has melted in the spring, inspect all exterior walls and siding for any needed repairs. Siding that is well-maintained not only looks fantastic and adds to the exterior appeal of your home, but it also protects the interior. To withstand summer storms, you will need sturdy siding.

Look for the following indicators of possible damage on your siding to assess its condition:

  • Cracks/ Gaps/ Waves
  • Layers that are uneven
  • Water stains
  • Warping Siding
  • Rotting Siding

Check for any holes or spots where rodents may have attempted to dig or nibble their way into your home to escape the cold.
It is best to employ a professional if you need your siding replaced. Damage to the wall beneath the siding should be evaluated, and the siding should be fitted correctly to allow for expansion and shrinkage.

Although vinyl siding is the most popular, other materials such as fiber cement and wood can also be used. A contractor can assist you in determining the appropriate siding for your home while taking into account the aesthetic you want to achieve, your budget, and your home’s protection needs.

Upgrade Windows and Doors

Pennsylvanians know how frigid it can get in the winter, but they also know how hot it can get in the summer. Spring is the ideal time to replace windows and doors that have been damaged by the winter, as well as prepare them for the summer heat and bugs.
Temperatures in the mid-80s and 90s are not uncommon in Pennsylvania and New Jersey throughout the summer. Keeping the heat out and cool in is one technique to stay cool. It will be difficult to get the most out of an air conditioner if the windows and doors are not properly sealed.
Check your windows and doors for the following symptoms of deterioration before summer arrives:

  • Vacancies between the window and the frames
  • Weatherstripping damage
  • Air leakage
  • Rotten window frame
  • Broken glass
  • Inadequate insulation

During the winter, condensation forms inside double or triple-paned windows.

It can be difficult to detect an air leak. A smoke test is one method of detecting an air leak. Close all windows and doors when conducting a smoke test. Turn off all combustion appliances, including the furnace, water heater, oven, and any space heaters. Then turn on bathroom and kitchen fans to create negative pressure and draw outside air in via any cracks or gaps around windows and doors.

Next, place a lit incense stick near a window. Smoke will fluctuate and be drawn inward if there is an air leak. The smoke will not change if there is no leak. Although the smoke test may validate your air-leak fears, calling a professional for a free inspection is sometimes the best option.

Consider energy-efficient windows if you need to replace windows to save money on air conditioning and future heating costs. In the average home, ENERGY STAR rated windows save $126 to $465 per year when replacing single-pane windows.

To seal up holes and help protect your home from wind, rain, and everything else that gets blown in during summer storms, you may only need to reapply the caulking around the windows. Replacing your windows with energy-efficient windows, on the other hand, are a wonderful alternative if you need to replace a window because they are thicker and assist in cutting energy expenses.

You will also enjoy that your windows and doors are easy to open and close so you can enjoy the fresh spring air and later on the cool summer nights.

Who Should You Hire to Assist You?

Home improvement jobs can be daunting, especially if multiple items need to be replaced. Many tasks are too vast for one person to finish, and it is sometimes best to seek professional assistance.

Green Eco Solutions is available to take on your projects and complete them for you. You can count on us to offer high-quality outcomes on every project when it comes to Roofing, Windows, Doors, or Siding.

We always put our customers first and have the background to prove it, with over 30 years of expertise and several accolades and certifications under our belts. We work hard to ensure that our customers are happy with their houses and that they feel comfortable and secure in them. Home improvement is something we are passionate about and take great pride in.

Green Eco Solutions will make your home stand out for the summer and keep it ready to withstand the elements for the rest of the year. Contact Green Eco Solutions immediately if you live in PA or NJ and need assistance with your home improvement projects.

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