What Are the Best CT Home Improvement Summer Projects?
By bluecorona May 21, 2015
Connecticut homeowners have a wide variety of remodeling project options to increase their home’s resale value. Buyers who value budget priced home’s want a home that is sustainable and energy efficient, so they can have a home that will last a lifetime. Therefore, it is essential to know what improvements offer the highest return on investment, without going overboard. If you are planning to remodel your CT home, you should ideally concentrate your efforts on energy efficient projects that add character and comfort to your home.
Sitting outside on the deck allows you to entertain and enjoy the Connecticut outdoors. If you are remodeling for the purpose of maximizing the utility your home provides you, adding a deck is a great idea, and over 50% of the cost will be recouped when you decide to sell. CertainTeed is our favorite supplier of decking material. We use their products because they are made of resilient extruded polyvinyl chloride, a material that lasts in the harsh and always changing Connecticut climate.
Install a New Entry Door
Your front door must not only be beautiful, but you also want an ct entry door to provide the maximum-security available to protect your loved ones. When it comes to security, fiberglass, wood, or steel replacement entry doors are acceptable. Regardless of which door you choose, you want to make sure it fits tightly into the frame with no more than 1/8″ clearance between the door and the frame and is fitted with secure, high quality door locks. Not only will these features give you security, they’ll also help to reduce cooling costs.
Replace Any Old 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, before they are covered with winter grime. If you want more information you can learn from a professional in CT Windows: How To Clean Your Windows Infographic
Replace Your 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.
CertainTeed is our brand of choice for roofing materials because their products can withstand the variable CT climate. Certainteed offers their durable roofing materials in a wide range of styles and colors.
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The advice provided within this blog post is only meant to serve as a general guideline. If you are generally interested, you should discuss specific project requirements with your CT home remodeling contractor, as the best solution will vary from home to home.
Before every job we fully inspect all of the surfaces to ensure structural integrity. If any wood needs repair or replacing, our team of skilled carpenters will handle the work before painting. With Fiderio & Sons you can expect nothing but the highest quality work.