It is a common misconception that exterior home improvement projects can only be done outside of the winter months. Michigan indeed has a reputation for some brutal winters, but that doesn’t mean that the work cannot be performed. Most people wait for peak season to replace their roofing, siding, and windows, which makes the wait time much longer. It can be frustrating to wait 8-12 weeks to replace your home’s siding, so we’re here to clear up the myth that these exterior home projects cannot be done in the dead of winter.
Apples are on the trees, leaves are changing color and hot coco is served. This can only mean one thing...fall is quickly approaching! With the change of season, comes a change in weather. These next few months are a great time to do some maintenance on the areas of your home that were neglected in the warm, summer months. Accomplishing small home tasks can go a long way for the chilly months ahead.
Vinyl siding continues to prove itself as a durable solution for Michigan homes. While there are many kinds of siding options with different materials and styles, vinyl siding is a popular choice considering the weather fluctuations we experience in Michigan. So, what makes vinyl siding so great and why do we recommend it at Exteriors of Lansing?
You’ve determined the work that needs to be done may be more than you can tackle on your own and would be better suited for a home exteriors contractor. Not all home exteriors contractors are made equally. Here are the five most important questions to ask before you hire a home exteriors contractor.
The first of the year is quickly approaching and you know what that means…time for goals and resolutions! Around this time of year, we look inside ourselves to find what needs change or improvement. Oftentimes, we set our sights on physical fitness or eating healthier. One thing that doesn’t usually appear on a list of resolutions is our homes! Like us, our homes need annual improving, remodeling and fixing-up. Adding another column to your 2018 new year’s goals is easy, the execution is the hard part! Here are some tips to following through with your exterior home improvement plans this year.
Winter coats are out of storage, Thanksgiving Day preparations have begun and you’re heating up the fireplace. This can only mean one thing: winter is almost here. As Michigan residents, snow (and lots of it) is familiar to us. While our homes are built to withstand brutal winter weather conditions, there are still some proactive ways to further protect your home. Putting aside a few hours to check your roof, windows and doors before the snow storms hit can save hundreds of dollars in future damage. Here are some great ways to prep your home for the Michigan winter months!
Is it time to replace your windows? How do you know when the time is right?
Replacing vinyl windows not only adds beauty and style to your home but adds value and comfort. Windows with a high-quality frame and double panes (for insulation) can also save you up to 48% on your monthly heating and cooling bills. Replacing your windows can reduce heating and cooling costs, improve your home's appearance, reduce outside noise and increase the security of your home.
You've started to notice the condition of the siding on your home is looking "well-loved" and maybe even a little worn down. Siding upkeep is one of the most forgotten about and neglected tasks of home improvement to-do lists. However, siding is one of the most critical elements to the curb appeal of your home! Maintaining your siding is easier than you think here are some reasons why you should clean the siding of your home.
Home improvement projects are easier to accomplish with an incentive. Beyond improving the livability, appearance, curb appeal and overall condition of your space, home improvement ventures can add incredible value to your home! Whether you are planning on moving in the future or staying in your home for years to come, renovations and updates are always a beneficial investment.