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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Spring Home Improvements
When the winter season is upon us most of us are already in full swing thinking about spring. We are looking forward to brighter days where the sun is full when we can begin all of the home improvement projects we have been meaning to get to. Consider the projects you are seeing that need to get accomplished and create a spring check list. Then in the spring create to do lists for each project to help you get on your way without the intimidation the checklist as a whole.New
Start with your homes roof. Shingle and metal roofs here in the north really take a beating throughout the winter months. When spring arrives it is important to hire a roofing contractor to inspect the roof. They will evaluate the issues that arise during the winter season. This doesn’t necessarily mean the roof needs to be replaced in full however could determine minor roof repairs that are needed to maintain the function of your shingle roof.
Roofing contractors look for blistering. This can be a result of poor workmanship or inadequate roofing ventilation. Shingles may need to be replaced because they are cracking and brittle or the shingles could curl in extreme weather. All of this needs to be evaluated by a professional. Roof repairs and general maintenance will lead to your roofs longevity.
Your homes deck may need maintenance after a rough winter. If it has been a few years since you have done maintenance on your deck consider applying a fresh coat of stain and sealer. This will help to maintain your deck and prevent the need for replacing decking boards later. In order to properly care for your deck you may need to hire a general contractor to assist you. They will pressure wash the deck, removing all of the built up dirt and then scrape off any stain that is chipping or pealing that does not come up with power washing. Decking is then sanded down, a primer is applied if needed and a new coat of stain seals the deck. It is then ready for spring, summer and fall celebrations and barbeques.
Another spring tip is to check the plumbing within your kitchen and bathroom. This does not mean you need to do a complete kitchen remodel or bathroom renovation but check the plumbing including faucets, drains, hoses, toilets and any unusual smells that have crept up over the winter. Smells could mean that a leak has occurred and gone unnoticed. It is important that the plumbing in your home is mold free, leak free, thoroughly cleaned, inspected and updated on an as needed basis.
The spring is the perfect time for home renovations. Doing updates in the spring leaves time open and available for all the fun that summer weekends provide. Checklists in the winter and maintenance in the spring leave for adventures in the summer and fall.
Jason Foldenauer Construction, out of Howell and Brighton Michigan, offers a variety of home renovations to clients ranging from bathroom and kitchen remodeling to home additions and storage sheds. Contact http://www.jfcremodeling.com today for your entire home renovating needs.