Top 5 Spring Projects That Will Save You Money Throughout the Year

Deck Maintenance

 

Once the weather warms up, homeowners throughout Indiana are eager to get back to work around the house. This time of year, you’re probably planning out your list of home maintenance and spring cleaning tasks, as there’s much to do to get your home in order for the year ahead. As you prepare to ready your home for the summer season, consider which projects will benefit your house and family long-term and help save you money throughout the year. Here are the top 5 money-saving projects we recommend you add to your to-do list in spring.

1. Gutter Replacement

Springtime comes with a great deal of rain here in Indiana. It’s important to inspect the condition of your gutters and have them replaced if necessary, so that your home is protected against runoff from spring storms. If your gutters are sagging, have pulled away from the roofline, or show other signs of damage, it’s time to replace them.

Replacing your gutters in the spring saves you money throughout the year due to the protection the gutter system provides your home.

  • Good guttering directs water runoff away from the home, which stabilizes the soil around the structure.
  • Gutters help prevent foundation issues and flooding underneath homes or in basements by preventing a sudden influx of water in the surrounding ground.
  • Your gutter system prevents erosion by directing water runoff to a drainage system, which preserves your turf and landscaping. This also minimizes settling and cracks to sidewalks, driveways, and patios.
  • The gutters help prevent water damage to your home’s exterior, protecting siding, exterior doors, overhead garage doors, and keeping masonry free of water stains.

2. Deck Maintenance, Repairs, or Upgrades

Many homeowners use their deck as a natural extension of their living space over the warmer months. A well-maintained deck can increase property value and the curb appeal of your home. If you’re thinking about adding a deck or extending your existing one, set this plan in motion in spring so you can enjoy outdoor living when the weather warms up.

Maintain your deck in the spring with a thorough cleaning. Mold and algae can grow on decks due to rain and moisture, causing green spots that can be damaging to the deck and hazardous to your family’s health. Depending on the materials, staining may be needed. If you notice any areas of damage, make note of them and add these repairs to your to-do list. Deck maintenance will extend the life of your deck, helping you avoid the cost of large repairs and early replacement.

3. Air Conditioner Inspection

Each spring, have your cooling system professionally maintained. A maintenance tune up each year saves you money in a multitude of ways. Maintenance improves the energy efficiency and performance of your HVAC system so your energy bills are lower, it reduces the likelihood of breakdowns so you can avoid repair fees, and helps the system last longer. A tune up also provides your family with better comfort and air quality this year.

4. Roof Repairs

Inspect your roof for any damage that occurred over the winter and make repairs promptly, or call your contractor for an estimate to replace the roof if needed. It’s important to fix roof issues right away to avoid leaks and water damage inside your home. Repairs help extend the life of the roof, which can save you thousands of dollars in early replacement costs. A well-maintained roof is more energy efficient, which will benefit your HVAC system and help lower your energy bills.

5. Siding Replacement

Check your home’s siding for damage and make repairs or obtain a quote to replace siding if necessary. Repairing siding damage will help protect your home from water intrusion which can cause rot and mold growth, as well as expensive restoration costs to fix these larger issues. Improving the condition of your siding will help the home maintain an energy efficient thermal envelop to hold in cooling energy throughout the summer and heating when the weather turns cold.

Get Ready for Spring with Hays + Sons

If your home has suffered damage over the winter months, restoration work will return your residence back to its original state and protect the structure long-term. Contact Hays + Sons today to learn more about our home restoration services and request a quote for your project.

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