As the old adage goes, first impressions are everything. This is especially true when it comes to the exterior of your home. Since it’s presented to the world around you, keeping your home’s exterior in excellent shape is key to increasing and maintaining its curb appeal. As summertime is generally a season packed full of outdoor recreational activities, there is no better time to invest in boosting your home’s outward appearance.
The neighborhood will marvel at your tediously maintained home, but these renovations are also functional and many aid in improving the efficiency of your air conditioning system. Likewise, these repairs will remain beneficial as cooler weather and the need for heating arrives. Whether practical or purely aesthetic, summer home renovations can drastically improve the overall quality of your home.
Spruce Up Your Home with Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement siding has quickly become a popular option for exterior siding. As many neighborhoods have placed limits on the utilization of vinyl, it has proved to be an adequate alternative. At 5280 Exterior Sidings, high-quality fiber cement siding known as James Hardie siding is a top choice. As far as aesthetics, it boasts an appearance that is nearly identical to a traditional wood siding. In addition to its natural look, fiber cement siding offers numerous other benefits. When painted, the paint lasts up to four times longer than paint on vinyl siding. It is also more impact-resistant than vinyl, while holding a Class-A fire rating. Likewise, fiber cement siding has the ability to repel harmful insects and woodpeckers, which are often rampant during the summer months. By sprucing up your home with fiber cement siding, you are making an investment in both the appearance and utility of your home, during the summer as well as year-round.
Increase Curb Appeal with Exterior Home Painting
Over time, the paint on the exterior of your home begins to fade. This is especially true in areas such as Denver, where the weather changes drastically from summer to winter. Because of this rapid change in weather, Denver exterior house painting requires the use of paints that are able to stand up to the Colorado elements. The Sherwin Williams exterior line, as well as many high-quality brands, are ideal for this reason. However, to ensure that the exterior of your home is adequately primed and painted, application during months where the weather is warm is recommended. Summer is ideal for exterior home painting, as the warmth allows the paint to dry in place.
Update Your Landscaping
Summer is an optimal time of year to update the landscaping in your yard. With warm weather and plenty of daylight, the possibilities are endless. From trimming trees and bushes to mowing the lawn and planting flowers, landscaping can make a huge difference in your home’s curb appeal. Landscaping is relatively inexpensive home renovation and is an excellent way to take any outdoor space to the next level.
Prepare for Winter with New Windows
If your windows are in need of repair or replacement, they likely allow your air conditioning to escape in the summer months. Naturally, this leads to your air conditioning unit working overtime. This, in turn, can raise your electric bill and decrease the level of comfort in your home during the dog days of summer, which can easily be avoided, in most cases, with a window repair. Denver residents will certainly reap the rewards of such a repair in the summer, although the benefits can be felt all year long. Replacing or repairing your windows in the summer months also means that you will be well-equipped to handle heavy snowfall while allowing your home heating system to work effectively in the winter. New windows can also drastically alter your home’s aesthetic appeal. With numerous colors and finishes, you can choose from quality materials such as vinyl, fiberglass, wood and aluminum to best represent the style of your home.
Add a Whole House Fan
There are three types of whole house fans, which include ceiling mounted, ducted and rooftop systems. The type of whole house fan your home will require will largely depend on both the structure of your home as well as your personal preferences. They are typically installed in an attic or through a rooftop mount if your home is not equipped with an attic. They aim to pull all of the hot air from your home into your attic to improve the temperature and level of comfort in your living quarters. As the warm air is pulled towards the top of your home, air is circulated throughout your entire home. The utilization of a whole house fan can drastically reduce the cost of air conditioning in climates such as those found in Colorado throughout the year. They can be used on their own or in combination with your air conditioning system to reduce the amount of pressure placed on the system. While a whole home fan is highly effective in the warmer months, they can also be helpful throughout the year. With a whole house fan in place in the Colorado fall or spring months, you can ensure that the temperature in your home remains comfortable even on particularly warm days.
Are you considering renovating your home this summer? Contact us today to learn more about our home renovation services.