Home upgrades are usually about improving the looks of your home. However, it is also essential to enhance the utility and functionality of your home, especially in the aspect of energy efficiency and weather protection.
This article talks about home improvement ideas to improve your home’s functionality and efficiency.
New Siding Installation
Investing in a new siding is a great way to improve the exterior of your home – in terms of looks. It is also a better choice when compared to painting. It has a longer life span and doesn’t require re-applying.
When considering siding options, choose vinyl siding. It is weather-resistant and durable. There are also insulated varieties that can help to improve the energy efficiency of your home; consequently, reducing heating and cooling costs.
Generally, roofs have a life span of 15 to 30 years. When it reaches 25 years, it begins to lose its looks and the ability to protect your home from different elements.
And, at this point, your home will also have reduced natural ventilation and insulation, which will take its toll on the energy efficiency of your home. If your roof is over 25 years, think about a roof replacement today.
Replace Your Old Doors and Windows
One of the first things your guests will see when they come into your home is your front door. Energy-efficient windows and doors play a crucial role in keeping air leaks at bay. Consider a window and door replacement if your windows and doors are old.
Get Seamless Gutters
Another home improvement idea is to invest in seamless gutters. Seamless gutters are leak-free because they are made as one structure and not several sections. Sectional gutters tend to stretch as they get older, thereby causing the seams between them to enlarge.
When the seam begins to enlarge, rainwater will no longer divert, but leak, bringing damage to your siding, walls, roof and even the foundation of your home. Get your gutters inspected to check if it’s time for a repair or total replacement.
Beltway builders are here to assist you in your home improvement upgrades and inspection in Baltimore and the entire Maryland area.