Spring Cleaning is a thing – but what about Spring Home Improving? We think there is!
Spring brings in longer and warmer days, presenting some of the best conditions to complete your home’s long overdue repairs or bring some of your home improvement ideas to life – or turn to My Handyman to have them done for you.
Either way, summer is also right around the corner, which can probably give you enough motivation to finish your backyard project soon and other home improvement projects around the house.
Nothing screams spring like sitting out on your deck or porch and enjoying the weather, whether you have a drink or book in front of you – unless your deck has extensive damage that makes things uncomfortable, unappealing, or just plain unsafe.
While planting a new flower bed may spruce things up, there are a few things that may require you to get your hands a bit dirtier – unless you have help from our team of course.
Rotten Wood Has Got to Go
While the rainy season may cause wood rot, spring also offers the perfect conditions to repair it. Deck wood root repair continues to be one of the most important tasks to take on during spring.
Wood rot can weaken your deck’s stability, affect your home’s structure, and spread to other areas of your home, including your flooring and walls.
Even if you may not think that your deck doesn’t have wood rot, it doesn’t mean rot isn’t happening. Wood rot can easily hide, but there are some common things you can be on the lookout for in the visible wood throughout your home, deck, patio, or porch:
- Signs of discoloration in wood
- Crumbling and missing wood
- Spongey and soft wood
- Timber that breaks up easily
Rotten wood should be removed as soon as possible to avoid further damage. If your deck has extensive rotting or is missing large pieces, it might be time to get a new one installed. Either way, hire a handyman to get the quickest results and to ensure a high-quality finished project.
Are you looking for more information on how to fix wood rot? Check out our guide to everything you need to know about wood root repair.
Whether a few coats of new paint or a whole new color pallet, any amount of exterior painting can do a lot to add curb appeal. Spring is a great time to do it, helping you:
- Ensure a Quality Paint Job – Moderate paint temperatures and humidity are needed to ensure any exterior paint has the proper time to cure completely.
- Get Ready for Summer – The last thing you want to do is spend your summer painting your home’s exterior or letting it ruin the vibes of your summer cookout. Spring gives you plenty of time to paint the exterior before friends and family come over.
- Kickstart Your Spring Improvement – Having exterior painting finished before any other outdoor project is a great way to help you figure out what else your property needs to compliment the new colors and even provide the perfect starting line for your spring home improvement projects.
Best Exterior Painting to Finish During the Spring
Even if you’re not interested in completing a full makeover of your home’s exterior, there are endless exterior painting projects that are perfect to complete during the spring:
Windows and Doors
Giving your window and door trim, and even your doors, a fresh coat of paint can give your home a new look, no matter what color you choose to go with.
Even if you had your home repainted only a few months or years ago, you might spot some signs that need to be repainted or touched up. While these can be done easily, it’s also important to have any underlying issues such as a leaky gutter repaired as soon as possible to prevent any cosmetic damage from happening again.
Deck & Porch
If you have a porch or deck on your house, you should paint it or stain it in the spring to get it ready for summer. You should also make sure that it is in good condition before you paint so that the paint will adhere properly.
Siding Repair & Replacement
It’s best to make sure that your home’s siding is in good condition – if not, you can have it repaired or replaced, then painted to upgrade your home’s curb appeal and avoid further damage to your exterior.
If you’re considering siding repair this spring, turn to My Handyman – we’re true experts in helping you repair your home’s siding, no matter the extent of damage or type of material.
Gutter Cleaning, Repairs, & Replacement
April showers may bring May flowers, but April showers may also bring water damage if you’re not careful. Keeping gutters in good condition and clearing fallen leaves are vital to preventing clogs in your gutters and subsequent flooding and water damage.
The first thing you need to do after a rain is clean the gutters in your house. If there’s any sign of leaks even after doing so, turning to a professional handyman can help you locate the exact cause and get your gutters repaired or replaced before the next rainfall.
Having gutter guards installed is a great way to avoid debris from getting trapped in your gutters, improving your gutter’s water flow, and reducing the chance of water damage.
Repair or Replace Your Windows
It’s time to consider replacing your old, single-paned windows and doors. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that replacing your old windows with new energy-efficient ones could reduce your energy bills by up to 15%!
Proper installation is important for ensuring your new windows are as efficient as possible. There are several factors to consider before repairing or replacing your windows:
- Is there extensive damage to the window’s trim?
- Will the window fit into the existing space?
- Does it come with its own frame?
- Will it fit on top of an existing frame?
Understanding some of these key points can help you complete your window replacement sooner – and help you make sure you’re getting the most efficient solution for your home. Turning to professional handymen to handle your window repair or replacement can also ensure you’re making the most out of your investment to your home’s energy efficiency.
Get Started on Your Spring Home Project Today!
Spring is the best time to plan and budget for home improvements. And with our handyman’s help, you can complete several big or small home improvements that will have a big impact on the value of your home and quality of life from now through the summer and fall.
Whether you don’t have the time, tools, or know-how for the project, My Handyman of Ann Arbor, Saline, and Chelsea is here to help. Reach out to our team today to schedule your home repair or improvement project this spring.