Because the weather’s nicer and homeowners often have a bit more free time, summertime is the best season to complete home improvement projects. While there are a ton of different projects you or a contractor can tackle, these are a few ideas for home efficiency renovation that we recommend.
Your old windows don’t just look shoddy—they can also lead to much higher heating and cooling bills throughout the year. Although they cost a bit more, we advise upgrading to Energy Star-rated, dual-pane windows. These will help lower your energy bills and keep your home more comfortable during the dog days of summer.
Worn-out siding is another thing that contributes to a shoddy-looking house. One of our favorite summer remodel ideas is replacing your siding or at least adding a fresh coat of paint if you have wood siding.
Because it blocks hot, outside air and traps cool, inside air, new vinyl siding can also lower your monthly cooling costs. Talk to your construction team about the best siding options for your house.
Replacing the front door
If your entry door has seen some better days, summertime is the best time to replace it. Because it boosts curb appeal, a new entry door has a return on investment (ROI) of nearly 75 percent. A new door will also be less drafty, which will lower your energy costs and ensure complete comfort throughout the year.
Unlike the projects mentioned above, refacing your cabinets won’t make your home more energy efficient; however, it’s still a great upgrade to make this summer. Unlike complete cabinetry replacement—which deals with removing and replacing the boxes—refacing your cabinetry merely gives your kitchen a fresh look.
Refacing your cabinetry involves replacing the doors and drawers. Your cabinets will look brand-new at a fraction of the cost of replacing the entire boxes.
Installing new counters
Don’t stop with your cabinets if your kitchen looks outdated—also consider replacing your old countertops. Getting new counters is another one of our summer remodel ideas because it’s much easier for contractors to bring new counters from the truck to your kitchen when the weather is pleasant.
While any new counters will improve the look of your kitchen, be sure to take your budget into account when shopping for new countertops. For example, granite countertops range anywhere from $50 to $250 per square foot, while butcher block starts at $30 per square foot.
Replacing the roof
The average lifetime of an asphalt shingle roof is anywhere from 15 to 20 years. If your roof is getting up there in years or if you’ve experienced any leaks, now’s the time to replace it. Roofers prefer working in the summer months because the shingles require warm temperatures to form a watertight seal.
Canfield Construction Management is your go-to team
While you may be tempted to try some of these home efficiency renovation projects by yourself, we don’t recommend that. Instead, hire our pros at Canfield Construction Management to do the work. Give us a call today to learn about all of our home renovation services.
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