The Best Summertime Exterior Remodeling Projects
Summertime in Minnesota can be incredible. We’re blessed with beautiful weather and some of the most incredible nature in the country. It’s the perfect time of year to break out the grill and cookout with friends and family or enjoy cool summer evenings in your backyard. And while you’re spending more time outdoors, it’s also a great time to get your home’s exterior looking its best.
If you’re thinking of taking on some exterior remodeling projects this summer, the projects below are a great start for adding value to your home. Check out this guide from Powers Premier Contracting and then give us a call to schedule your exterior remodeling projects today!
1. Step Up Your Siding
One of the simplest and most satisfying home exterior remodeling projects is to wash your siding. Although you can power wash your siding, in most cases it’s safer and smarter to simply wash your siding with a garden hose, paying careful attention to problem areas.
Take a look at your siding paint. Is it still looking great? If not or if your siding color could use a refresh, it may be time to invest in exterior house painting services.
If your siding is warped or damaged, it’s a good idea to invest in new siding installation. Our team at Powers Premier Contracting offers a wide range of vinyl siding installation solutions including steel siding, vinyl siding, and fiber cement siding.
2. Transform Your Trim
Even if you love your current siding color, you’d be surprised at how transformative custom siding trim can be. Painting your trim while refreshing your existing primary paint color is a beautiful way to update the look of your home.
One siding look that is growing in popularity is black trim around windows against a light neutral background. A bold color choice for front entry doors is also a powerful way to add personality while creating a welcoming entrance for your guests.
3. Replace Your Old Windows
A baseball through the window is just one reason to replace your window. If your heating and cooling bills are typically higher than expected, your home could most likely benefit from more efficient windows.
New windows will improve your home’s security and curb appeal while adding value to your investment. And as an added bonus, you’ll enjoy lower energy costs when you install more efficient windows. Whether you’re simply replacing your windows or you’re adding a garden window, we’ve got you covered at Powers Premier.
4. Spruce Up Your Landscape
Well-tended plants and trees can step up the look of your home’s exterior dramatically. Take some time to trim any overgrown plants or shrubs and invest in a good weed removal product.
Next, add flowers and plants to make your garden more attractive. Planting flowers or shrubs near your front entrance can transform your front door from a simple door to a warm, welcoming portal to comfort and family. Or consider adding your own home garden and enjoy fresh herbs and vegetables all summer long!
5. Clean Your Gutters
Over the fall and winter months, your gutters can become clogged due to debris. Be sure to clean your gutters thoroughly at the beginning of the summer to make sure they’re flowing smoothly.
While you’re cleaning your gutters, check them for any signs of damage. Leaking, sagging, and damaged gutters can’t perform the all-important task of effectively moving water away from your home.
6. Schedule Roof Repairs
Early roof maintenance is essential to preventing minor damage from becoming more serious. It can also extend the lifespan of your roof. Our roofing contractors at Powers Premier can assess the condition of your roof and conduct any necessary repairs or new roof installation.
7. Create a Comfortable Outdoor Space
The possibilities are practically limitless when it comes to transforming your outdoor space. Consider adding an outdoor kitchen or a custom fire pit. Create a cozy sitting area for your family and friends to relax in by adding tables and seating.
Who doesn’t love relaxing in your backyard on summer evenings and sipping your coffee al fresco on bluebird mornings?
8. Organize Your Yard
If your family spends a lot of time outdoors in the summer, your lawn can end up scattered with bicycles, toys, and gardening equipment. Consider adding a storage shed in your backyard or adding seating with storage to your deck to manage your clutter. A bike rack is also a good idea if your family owns several bicycles.
Contact Our Minnetonka Exterior Remodeling Contractors
If you’re thinking about making some updates to your Minnetonka home this summer, our exterior remodeling contractors at Powers Premier are here to help! To find out how you can add value to your home while saving on your energy costs, call our exterior remodeling contractors at 612-710-7283 or contact us online for a free estimate. You’ll love what we can do for your home!