Home improvement projects are a great way to improve energy efficiency, comfort in your home and increase your property value. Due to the extended nature of these projects we tend to save home them for the warmer times of the year. That doesn’t have to be the case, there are a few home improvement projects that can be done in the colder months to improve the comfort of your home.
Winter = heating and heating = money, you don’t want to throw money away on inefficient insulation. Make sure this winter you’re not losing heating through the ceiling and drafts coming in from crawl spaces and make sure to insulate the basement as well. You can have a professional come check to make sure your insulation is up to code. For the best insulation in your home, your attic insulation should be at least 16 inches of R-49 insulation. You can also wrap plumbing and pipes with foam insulation to make sure you’re not losing heat that way. Attic and crawl space insulation should be left up to the professionals but you can insulate pipes and water heaters yourself when done carefully.
Gutters and Roof Cleaning
Before the first snow fall, make sure leaf and debris are cleaned off of your roof and gutters. Even if it has already snowed you can still clean them. If you take a day to clean off debris and leaves it’ll be very helpful as now they won’t clog up your gutters and form snow/ice dams when it snows. You can also have gutter guards installed after you clean the gutters to make sure your gutters stay clear the rest of the season. Clogged gutters can cause water to run into your walls and mold to form. This simple home improvement project will help keep your home, gutters and roof in good condition throughout the season.
Front and interior doors are one of the most noticeable aspects of any home beside the windows and walls. If your doors are starting to look boring it might be time to upgrade and give your home some personality. You can have the main entry door replaced with a much more modern and energy efficient one. When it comes to the interior doors you can replace those as well with newer upgrades. If you like the current doors but just need to give them some personality, that’s possible too, you can add trimming, repaint and accessories. For a family home, you can repaint and adorn each bedroom door to reflect the personality of the occupants.
Make your house stand out from the rest on the block, and increase the curb appeal.
These are just a few of many home improvement projects that can be completed in the winter. For free estimates on home improvement projects, sign up here.