07 Jun Top Home Renovations to do During the Summer
Summer is fast approaching, and it’s time to start making plans for those renovations you couldn’t start earlier in the year because of the weather. If you’ve already begun making moves, then great. It’s smart to secure an appointment with a construction company before they get all booked up, or worse, hike their rates – after all, summer is a busy time for building contractors.
However, if you are one of the few who are yet to decide on what renovations to carry out, this article was created just for you. Below, we’ll highlight the repairs and refurbishments that are best done during the summer and why. When you finish reading, go through your house and see if any entry on the list coincides with areas that need your attention.
Work on your home’s exterior
The sun is out; that means it’s a good time to repaint the exterior of your building. Have your home looking sharper with a fresh coat. The previous shade will do the job well enough, especially if you’re trying to keep your renovation costs under budget. It wouldn’t hurt to change the tone a little though. As long as the colours are similar, you don’t have to spend too much on paint.
If your house is not too big and you have some painting experience, then you could DIY and spread the task over a couple of days. However, you can save yourself the stress and hire a contractor that’ll handle the whole thing. When it comes to ROI, painting a home is one of the most effective ways to increase curb value.
Refurbishing or replacing your roof
To be honest, there’s no good time to fix a roof – that’s why you must hire a top-class construction company to handle your roofing project in the first place. But if it’s already faulty, you have no choice than to repair it. And of all the periods of the year, summer is the least objectionable time to do so. Firstly, you don’t really have to contend with snow or rain, and you can quickly get the roof refurbishment or replacement done.
Secondly and most importantly, the new shingles you’re installing to fix leaks in your roof need heat before a watertight seal can be formed, and you can only get those high temperatures during the sunny months.
Refacing your kitchen cabinets and countertops
At first thought, this may seem like a weird one because you can indeed fix your kitchen cabinets and countertops at any period of the year. Then when you think deeper, it starts to make sense. Imagine the installers dragging the heavy old countertop out and labouring to bring the new one in. All this foot traffic does not go well with frigid temperatures, and it won’t be a good experience for you or the craftsmen. As a result, it is better to schedule your kitchen renovation activities for the spring or summer.
Just like you, millions of people have been anticipating the arrival of summer. And for many, it’s because of the repairs and renovation planned for the sunnier months. Subsequently, you need to start planning and talking to contractors now to make sure they save you a slot in their busy summer schedule.
If you live in the Algarve region of Portugal, TJ Projects is one of the leading construction companies in the area. To discuss your renovation needs or get an estimate, call +351 918 348 898 or send an email to email@example.com.