curb appeal, ct home remodelingRemember all those outdoor remodeling projects you put off last winter, waiting for the warm summer months? Well, summer's here and it's time to think about getting some repairs in while the temperatures are still manageable. Keeping your home in great shape not only adds to its curb appeal but it allso saves you money as you fend off more expensive fixes down the road. But look at it this way: Spend a couple of weekends outside, basking in the beautiful weather, and make sure your home looks fantastic while you can still enjoy its charms. Soon enough, it will be time to pack it up and head inside. For now, mull over these six ct home remodeling ideas that help to boost your home's curb appeal

The Windows

Replacing your old windows with new, energy efficient replacement windows is a great way to make your home more comfortable and attractive, while also reducing your monthly heating and cooling bills.

One of the simplest but most satisfying fixups you can do is to make your windows sparkle and shine, letting in clear summer light. Make the job easier by learning from a professional in CT Windows: How To Clean Your Windows Infographic

Fix Wood Rot

Sometimes a simple spruce up isn't enough, when damage to the wood on your house's exterior is too far gone and rot has set in. Don't worry'using the right tools and materials, you can make rot disappear, and fend off more damage. Use these detailed step-by-steps to learn how to make crumbling surfaces look like new again: How Do I Repair Wood Rot?

Renew Your Deck

Fix the decking on your outdoor spaces so they're safer and more inviting for summer and fall entertaining. According to Remodeling magazine, decks place fourth in remodeling ROI, and boast an 86.7% return on investment while adding usable space to your home. When we hear "summer," we think of backyard barbeques, nights around the fire and quality time sunbathing. We love all of these things and we know that one portion of your home consistently takes center stage during these Kodak moments: the deck.

Add Low-Maintenance Gutters

Cut down on the maintenance involved with gutters by switching your old ones for low-maintenance gutters. These gutters have a patented design with curved hoods that let the water move down while preventing leaves from entering. They provide a sleek design that is a great update over older varieties, and they keep the house cleaner with less cleaning time. You will not have to unclog the gutters or clean stains on the house from the gutters. These gutters are available in different colors to match your home.

Siding Replacement

Siding typically covers more surface area of your home than any other component and determines the style of your home as much as the architecture itself. Replacement siding has the second highest return on investment for both midrange and upscale homes. For midrange homes, vinyl siding is recommended. For more upscale homes, fiber-cement or foam-backed vinyl siding produce the highest return on investment.  

New Roof

Putting a new roof on your house can be a functional as well as aesthetic upgrade. Homebuyers feel more comfortable purchasing a pre-owned home that has had the roof redone recently because old roofs are prone to problems. You should have a professional inspect your roof to determine the extent to which it needs to be redone, but, generally speaking, replacing your roof entails removing the existing roof down to the bare sheathing, installing new underlayment, and covering it with new roofing material. In CT, that usually means shingles.

Fiderio & Sons

Please contact us if you have questions about your options for windows, doors, roofs, and siding. We would be happy to accommodate you if you would like to visit our showroom in Meriden to see more of our samples and work with our designers to configure a project that suits your needs and your taste.