Spring Tidying: Out with the Old, and In with the New
Posted on February 10, 2022
Spring has arrived and with it, another round of spring cleaning. Spring cleaning isn't all just sweeping, dusting, power-washing, and cleaning out your closet and garage, though; it's also a great time to tackle some home improvement projects that have laid dormant all winter. You can handle some tasks on your own — but for others, you should enlist the help of a professional contractor.
No matter what you have on your list, spring is the perfect time to head to your local home improvement store, like Expo Home Improvement, to plan your projects, get help with installations, and purchase any materials you need.
If you're looking for a little inspiration for your spring home improvement project, here are the top tasks we suggest you tackle this year:
Top Spring Home Improvement Projects
When it comes to the best home improvement projects, we say out with the old and in with the new!
Don't just clean your home this year — upgrade it.
1) Replace your windows
Now is the perfect time to upgrade and replace your existing windows. Older windows are subject to air leaks, rotting frames, cracks in your glass, poor insulation, damaged weather stripping, gaps between the window and frame, and foggy windows. Replacing your windows is a great way to update your home's aesthetic while upgrading the home's energy efficiency and saving a bundle on your utility bills. Old windows account for 25% of your home's heating and cooling loss. Get summer-ready now by installing new windows.
2) Clean your roof and gutters
Spring is also a great time to clean off your roof and clear out your gutters. Over the winter and colder months, a lot of debris can gather on your roof and in your gutters. When you have debris on your roof, you risk damaging your shingles or even having them ripped off. Clogged gutters lead to water surging up on your roof, which can lead to leaks. A roof leak can go from a small problem to a big problem very fast, so be proactive and head on up to your roof to clean it off.
3) Replace your front door
Updating your front door is a fantastic way to give your entire home a facelift. A new front door can add extra security and enhanced protection from the elements. It can also strengthen your home's energy efficiency and enhance the curb appeal and resale value of your home. In fact, you can expect about a 74% return on your investment when you replace your front door. At Expo Home Improvement, we can help you customize your front door, so it fits perfectly with your home and style.
4) Upgrade your bathroom
If upgrading your bathroom has been on your home improvement list for a while, now is the time to do it! Your bathroom is the most regularly used room in your home, and it should reflect comfort, accessibility, and style. Whether you're wanting to remodel your shower, convert your shower to a shower bath, or add a Jacuzzi whirlpool tub, upgrading your bathroom this spring is a project you'll be thankful you did.
5) Stain your deck
As warm weather returns, you and your family will undoubtedly be spending more time outdoors. Get your deck summer-ready by sanding and staining it. A new coat of stain protects your deck from the elements and provides more comfort when hanging out outdoors. If your deck is a little worse for the wear, you can consider replacing it entirely.
6) Install new insulation
Did you know that a poorly insulated home is responsible for considerable energy loss? There are three kinds of heat flow — conductive, convective, and radiation — and older insulation is only capable of targeting conductive and convective heat. That's why Expo Home Improvement has partnered with eShield™ insulation. This insulation combats radiant heat and reflects 97% of radiant heat transfer, which is the main cause of energy loss. Add new insulation to your home this spring to prepare for the hot summer months ahead.
Spring cleaning is an age-old tradition, and this year, you should take it one step further by revamping your home with some home improvement projects. If you're wondering, "Where can I find home improvement near me?" contact our expert team at Expo Home Improvement and take advantage of our Spring Savings Event!