It happens every year – the minute warmer weather hits, you make a list of all the great projects you want to do around the house. But week-by-week, life gets in the way and before you know it, there’s frost on the ground. The problem is, most of us plan renovations that are too big and time consuming, so we never really get around to doing them. So this weekend, embrace your inner handyman and tackle these two-day projects.
Install/ Repair Rain Gutters
Without gutters, rain water will erode the soil and foundation around your house and start to leak into your basement or crawl space. If you already have gutters, make sure they are not sagging or leaking. Gutters filled with leaves and other debris will cause water to flow over the side and damage your lawn.
Update the Garage Floor
When it comes to home repairs, few homeowners want to spend money on their garage. But a new floor is a great way to insulate your house and protect your car’s tires. Epoxy is one of the best flooring options because it’s stain and water resistant, wipes clean, and won’t chip.
Create a Jr. Toolbox
If you have a little ‘DIYer’ in the making, get them set up with their own homemade toolbox and set of tools. Create a simple rectangular toolbox out of wood and fill it with a handyman’s essentials: a hammer, wrench, nails, and tape measure.
Spruce up Your Entryway
Your front door and siding are the first thing people see when they arrive at your house, so make sure everything is in tip-top shape. Give your glass windows a good cleaning and paint the front door a new bright color. The winter can also be tough on siding, so paint over any areas that have chipped and replace panels that have come loose.
For 15 years, JM Roofing & Siding has been a family owned and operated residential roofing and siding company serving New Canaan, Greenwich, and Norwalk areas. We’re the experts in siding replacement and repair, so if your home needs some maintenance after the long winter – give us a call at (203) 299-0716!