As the flowers begin to bloom and trees begin to bud, we approach springtime in Ohio. Temperatures have begun to creep up into the 50s and 60s, and it’s starting to become enjoyable to be outside once again after the long and cold winter months. Your house typically takes a beating over the winter due to all the rain and snow, so this is the perfect opportunity to consider spring home renovation projects so that you can make sure your house is once again properly protected.
Not only does the spring provide you with the most ideal temperatures and working conditions because it’s not too hot or cold, but it also allows you to get your home ready in preparation for an enjoyable summer. Read below to see some of the spring home renovation projects that we recommend considering this season.
Repairing Your Roof
Ohio winters can be brutal, especially if it’s been a winter filled with heavy snowfall. Your home’s roof, if not recently updated, may have suffered damage such as moisture seeping in between the cracks and creases, peeling, and even the disintegration of shingles during this time. It’s important to hire a licensed contractor to inspect your roof every spring to make sure none of these things have occurred. And if they have, a licensed contractor will be able to identify any issues and make the necessary repairs to protect your home, but most importantly yourself and your family.
Updating Your Rain Gutters
Rain gutters can sometimes be seen as an afterthought and taken for granted, but they shouldn’t be. The water from rain could easily erode the soil around your home’s foundation, ruin your siding, and flood your basement if not for rain gutters. Fortunately, modernized rain gutters have allowed maintenance to be left to a minimum, meaning that there’s no longer reason to climb to the top of your roof to clean them out. These rain gutters lead water away from your house while keeping leaves and other objects from clogging them up. But if you don’t have modern rain gutters, it might be time to look into updating them to save yourself the hassle of having to clean them every so often. To make things easier on yourself, hire a licensed contractor to do the work for you so you don’t need to be getting up on a ladder and putting yourself in danger.
Building or Updating a Deck or Porch
Homeowners are always searching for ways that they can improve their quality of life at home. Outdoor decks have become a very popular way to do that in recent years. What better way to spend your summer than by relaxing on your newly-built deck or porch? Decks are great for the summer because they allow you to enjoy the outdoors, host social gatherings, and just overall functionality. And if you already have a deck for the reasons just mentioned, it’s smart to make sure that it didn’t get damaged over the winter.
If you’re interested in building an outdoor deck that you can enjoy this summer, or simply updating your current deck or porch, be sure to check out our Outdoor Deck Ideas that Can Improve Your Backyard.
Updating Your Siding
While you were inside all winter staying warm, the exterior of your house was subjected to mother nature’s harsh conditions, and your siding might’ve taken a beating. Just like with your gutters or roof, it’s important to have your siding inspected by a licensed contractor to ensure that it’s still in good condition. And if it needs updating due to wear and tear, the spring time is the perfect time to update it so that you don’t have to deal with it in the summer, which is why it’s a great spring home renovation project.
Importance of Working with a Licensed Contractor
While it may be enticing to try and handle spring home renovation projects on your own, working with a licensed contractor ensures that the work is done right the first time and done on time with no mistakes.
A team of experts is able to handle a project with much more ease than you could by trying to do it yourself. You can easily run into the risk of injuring yourself, constructing something incorrectly, or simply not having the required knowledge to complete a project.
Remember This Before Taking on Your Spring Home Renovation Projects
Before you dive right into remodeling, you should know where to find a team of experienced designers and contractors to make your spring home renovation projects a reality. Our team can provide you with the direction and vision you need when you decide it’s time for an update. We can also help you with any additional spring home renovation projects that you might be considering.
Let our team be the ones to give your spring home renovation projects the right look and feel.
At Malek Construction, our team works hard to make you feel right at home. Contact us today, and we’ll help you build the home of your dreams.