7 great exterior home improvement projects

As spring and federal income tax refunds come together for Marietta residents, one thing that is on everybody’s mind is home improvement. Your home’s exterior is a particularly sensitive area of concern. It’s an important time to have an HVAC check-up and a roof evaluation, but have you considered hiring a crew of house painters? A home facelift may be in order. Let’s look at the 7 most popular exterior home improvement projects this spring:

1. Exterior Painting

Every home with traditional siding can profit from an annual paint job. It’s important to chip off the old paint, apply primer, and then apply the finish paint.

2. Siding Replacement

Homes in Marietta have a variety of siding materials for their home – from fiber cement to vinyl to wood. Siding can either be rejuvenated by a crew of house painters or by completely replacing the siding with a new product.  It is an important part of your home, providing a barrier against the elements. It also has a large role in controlling the interior temperature of your home, and is an important factor in your equity.

3. Roofing Inspection and Repair

Your roof is tone of the only things standing between you and the environment in Marietta. Have you had it inspected and serviced? It might be time. Roof inspections are easily accomplished and can save you money by spotting little problems before they require expensive maintenance. How old are your shingles? Is your flashing up to par? How about your fascia panels?  A simple home inspection will answer these questions.

4. Check Your Foundation

Whether your home’s foundation is on a slab or not, its integrity is one of the most important things you can keep an improvement eye on. Have a foundation company  do an evaluation of your property, especially if you have had a dry spell.

5. Be Sure to Have Adequate Attic Ventilation

Attic ventilation costs homeowners many dollars each year. Be sure that your ridge vents, whirly-birds, and soffit vents are up to snuff.

6. How Effective is Your Insulation?

Insulation may be commonly categorized as an interior item, but it is actually exterior as well. Maxing out on your insulation in your exterior walls and attic can save you a lot of money.

7. Windows and Doors

Drafts may plague you during the winter, but they can rob you during the spring and summer as well. Do your inspections, replace outdated seals, and tighten things up!


 

If you need any help with your exterior home improvement projects this spring, be sure to contact our house painters at Pro Roofing & Siding.