Now that Summer has finally arrived, we’re all aiming to get the most out of the warm upcoming months. In this space, we’ve already talked about preparing your home exterior for summer, maintaining your fences and prepping your deck for a summer filled with barbeques and friends.
The coming months of warm weather will also provide you with an opportunity to restore and augment areas of your home, without hampering your lifestyle. Here are three renovation projects that you can tackle through the summer months that will help spruce up your home.
Caulk your home exterior
Caulking your home now will pay dividends in winter by keeping your house “weather tight” when the cold wind and snow inevitably make their return. Survey the exterior of your home and determine what areas need caulking. A ladder can be handy if you’re planning to caulk high above your reach. Head to the hardware store and pick up the caulk. There are many different types available, so talk to one of the experts on hand to ensure the right choice is made.
Once you have your caulking gun ready to go, find an old piece of plywood or even some old cardboard and do a few practice runs, forming a straight line. Once you’ve got your technique down pat, you’re ready to go to work. Check out the video below. This guy explains caulking technique in detail and even has a “secret” up his sleeve.
Roof replacement is one of the best investments you can make in your home. With winter in retreat, now is the time to give your roof its much-needed overhaul. Summer weather is more predictable and you won’t be worrying about heat escaping through the roof. By replacing your roof now, you’ll also help reduce your heating bill cost in future winters.
Metal sheets, shingles or slate, there are a lot of different options to consider when undertaking a roof renovation. The Today’s Renovators team has extensive experience with roofs and can help you make the choice that’s right for your home. Let our experts assess your roof and recommend the best fix.
Paint an Indoor Room
Save this one for a hot day when you’d actually prefer to be indoors than outside. Painting indoors in summer is much more convenient than in winter. You can paint with the breeze of an open window, which helps speed up the drying process and clear out the smell of paint. This also is one of the simplest ways to refresh the look of your home and increase its value.
Before you get started, take the time to clean your walls, removing the dirt and dust that’s accumulated over recent years. Make sure to tape the windowsills, door frames and any trim or decor. We recommend priming your walls before applying paint. For a thorough look at indoor painting technique, checkout out this video by a long-time professional.
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