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A Simple Guide to Spring Home Improvement Projects

Spring is here! Now is the perfect time to think about starting this year’s important home improvement projects. There are a few home fixes that are especially well-timed for spring. We’ve gathered a list of some of the most appropriate fixes to tackle soon after winter ends.

Best Spring Home Improvement Projects

Here are the top tips for tackling home improvement projects in spring:

Start at the Top

If it’s been awhile since you’ve examined your roof for missing or torn shingles, cracks, holes, or other places where leaks can enter your home, you should make this a priority. If you’ve noticed any water leaking into your home from your roof, grab a ladder and investigate where the leak is coming from.

If you’re not keen on heights or DIY, call in a professional for any inspections or repairs that need done. Your roof is your home’s biggest defense against bad weather, so make sure it’s in good shape.

Pay Attention to Siding

Just like your roof, your siding also acts as a shield against the outdoor elements. This means that is likely to suffer a bit of wear and tear during the winter months. Inspect your home’s siding thoroughly, and be sure to address any needed repairs as soon as possible.

If your siding is rather old, or shows a great deal of wear and tear, consider replacing it entirely. A benefit of replacing your home’s siding is that you can upgrade to a more energy efficient option that will help better insulate your home and be easier to keep clean.

Inspect all Windows

While cleaning your windows, inside and out, check for broken or cracked panes, damaged trim, or any areas where leaks may occur. If the windows need weather-stripping placed around the perimeter, do this as well. A new coat of paint on window trim and sills can really improve the look of your home with little effort or cost.

Clean Your Gutters

Cleaning gutters can sometimes seem like a daunting task, but there truly is no better time to make sure that your gutters are in good working order than during the springtime. Fall and winter storms can cause a lot of debris, such as leaves, twigs, and dirt to accumulate in your gutters.

If you notice that your gutters are leaky, broken or cracked, you’ll want to replace the damaged areas. This is an inexpensive way to improve your home; properly working gutters can help keep your home dry and cozy and prevent water damage in your home.

Get Maintenance on Your HVAC System

There is no better time than the springtime to have a professional HVAC technician perform maintenance on your heating and cooling system. A technician can spot any defects with your system or any small repairs that your furnace, radiator, air conditioner, or ductwork may need. This can go a long way in preventing small issues from becoming huge costly problems down the road.

We have expert technicians that can inspect your current system and answer any questions you may have about improving your home’s air quality and HVAC efficiency. Call us today to schedule a maintenance check, so you’ll rest assured that your cooling system is ready to go when the summertime heat hits: 703-496-5527

 

Controlling Your Home Climate: Top Home Comfort Resources from Fire & Ice

Controlling your home climate is an important part of making (and keeping) your home comfortable for you and your family. But sometimes maintaining home comfort is difficult, especially as the seasons change and your indoor air quality may start to do funny things. Use the resources below to help you keep your Northern Virginia home comfortable throughout the year.

Home Comfort in Northern VA

Each month, our team publishes informative content on home comfort, HVAC, and energy efficiency for homeowners in Northern Virginia. Below are some of our best blog posts on the home comfort topics that matter most:

Air Quality Report: Woodbridge, VA

Indoor air quality is an important part of keeping your family safe and comfortable. In this post, we take a look at how Woodbridge homeowners can determine the air quality of their homes. Then, we provide simple tips that you can use to improve IAQ throughout the year so that you and your family can continue to breathe easy. This is a must-read for anyone with family members who suffer from allergies or asthma.

Why the Temperature in Your Home Matters and What to Consider

Most homeowners aim to keep their home at a comfortable temperature throughout the year. But did you know that the temperature inside your home impacts more than just whether you are hot or cold? Your home’s temperature can also impact humidity levels and the amount of allergens and pollutant in your home. In this post, we talk more about why your home temperature matters and offer you tips for effective temperature control.

Why is it so important to change the HVAC filter often?

Though most homeowners know that it’s important to routinely change their HVAC system filter, many just do not change their filter often enough. If you are wondering if you’re one of these people, then this blog post is a must-read for you! In this article, we discuss how dirty HVAC filters can impact your indoor air quality and dive a little deeper into the HVAC air filters that Northern Virginia homeowners can choose from.

All About Bryant Housewise Thermostats

It can be hard to get comfortable if you don’t have adequate control over your temperature and other factors of your home environment. Bryant Housewise thermostats help you gain better control over your home environment so that you and your family can stay comfortable year-round. This post offers important details about these smart thermostats and how they benefit homeowners.

Controlling Dry Air in Your Home

When the seasons change and winter finally arrives, the air can start to get drier outside and in our homes. Unfortunately, this dry air can start to impact our health. That’s why it’s important for homeowners to arm themselves with the tools and tips they need to control dry air in their homes. This article talks about how dry air can impact your health as well as offers tips for humidifying your whole home.

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