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Summer Remodeling Ideas

Summer is a majority of everyone’s favorite time of the year. More daylight, warm weather, vacation time, and the enjoyment of being outside. Summer is Summer Remodeling Ideasalso a popular time for home improvement. It just makes sense without the hassles and delays that rain and other elements bring. For this reason, a good number of homeowners use this time to undertake home improvement projects.

Patios and Decks
There is a no better way to enjoy the warm days than creating an outdoor living space for the family to enjoy. Decks and patios are among the most popular remodeling ideas. Of course you have to determine which is better suited for you home. Some have the luxury of creating both a deck and patio. Some factors you might want to take into consideration are soil condition and consistency, site terrain, use, capacity, privacy, and of course the cost and maintenance you are willing to deal with.

Home Maintenance
Some winters are brutal on homes and your house has taken care of you during those times so it’s now time to return the favor. Go through your property with a checklist and evaluate areas that need some TLC or replacement. By creating a list, it helps prepare you before calling that contractor or repairman to come and find “other” problems. Some common maintenance and repair include:

  • Waterproof the basement
  • Re-caulk and replace weatherstrip
  • Clean and seal wooden decks
  • Trim bushes and trees
  • Re-align downspouts and gutters
  • Repair roof
  • Clean the pool
  • Mend the fence
  • Seal cracks along driveways, foundation, walkways, etc.
  • Maintenance of HVAC systems

Energy Efficient Renovation
Nowadays everyone is wants be energy efficient and why not? It helps reduce costs and is good for the environment. An energy efficient summer remodel is truly worthwhile because it will save you bundles in the years to come. Some of the common items you an buy and use in your energy efficient renovation include:

  • Insulation systems and materials
  • Roofs that resist heat gain
  • Biomass burning stoves
  • Energy-efficient windows
  • HVAC systems with the highest efficiency tier
  • Solar panels
  • Fuel cells
  • Geothermal heat pumps
  • Wind energy systems

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