As the air gets colder, many Northern Virginia homeowners are ready to hibernate for the entire winter. If you are one of these homeowners, a home improvement project may be the last thing on your mind right now, but winter can actually be a good time for a variety of home improvement projects. Doing a project now can save you the hassle of waiting until spring cleaning, so when warm weather returns, you can enjoy it instead of worrying about your home.
Here is our list of a few simple home improvement projects you can complete this winter:
Whether your home’s interior or exterior needs some freshening up, giving your home a new coat of paint is a simple and affordable project for winter. Standing out in the cold to paint your siding doesn’t sound ideal, but cooler air helps paint dry better! If you want to paint outdoors without freezing, you can try taking advantage of a warmer winter day to give your home’s exterior the makeover it desperately needs. Indoors, repaint your living room, bedroom, hallway, or whatever areas of your home need sprucing up. Try picking a vibrant shade for an exciting pop of color that will liven up the dreary winter season.
Build a Deck
Because a deck is the perfect place to host barbecues and neighborhood gatherings, you may picture building a deck as work for spring or summer. However, there are a lot of reasons to build your deck in winter! The dry, less-humid air of winter helps keep the wood intact, whereas humidity may make it less sturdy for building. Starting your deck renovation now in winter will ensure it’s done well before spring arrives, so you don’t have to waste the warm season building a deck and not getting to use it.
Clean Your Gutters
Even if you successfully raked every leaf that fell during autumn from your yard, have you checked your gutters recently? Just like any time of year, having clear gutters is crucial to avoid flooding or other damage to your home. With snow and ice on the way, make sure your gutters can successfully transport any wet weather that occurs during the winter season. You can also install an ice shield for extra protection.
Replace Your Siding
Your home’s siding plays a big role in keeping you and your family warm and comfortable indoors. Siding with cracks, damages, or holes compromises your interior comfort and energy efficiency. If your siding is looking a little worse for wear and winter is on its way, contact a home improvement contractor to have it replaced! The last thing you want during winter is to feel the chilly winter air while you are indoors or rack up a high energy bill.
Trust HB Home Services This Winter!
HB Home Services, a home repairs contractor in Northern Virginia, can help you with your winter home improvement project! We believe that winter doesn’t have to be a boring time of year during which you cannot improve your home. Our well-experienced and passionate builders will complete your project on time and under budget while delivering the beautiful results you require.
Call HB Home Services today at (703) 764-0498 to get your Northern Virginia home improvement project started!