Many people view the new year as a time to turn the page and start making improvements in their lives. Whether it’s vowing to eat healthy, lose weight, kick a bad habit, or learn a new skill, New Year’s resolutions are popular and widespread. However, resolutions don’t have to apply strictly to individuals. Why not make a few New Year’s resolutions to improve your home? Below are three affordable home renovations that will have your house looking better than ever in 2018.
1. Replace Your Vinyl Siding
Over the years, the elements can take a toll on your home, particularly your vinyl siding. From dirt and grime to cracks and gaps, old siding can be unsightly, not to mention ineffective. If your existing vinyl siding has seen better days, consider replacing it with high-quality, long-lasting siding from Kingsford. Whether you choose classic vinyl siding, fiber cement siding, panelized stone siding, or vinyl shake siding, replacing the siding on your house is the easiest way to quickly improve the appearance and curb appeal of your home. Siding has come a long way, and modern siding like the options we offer our customers is more durable and energy efficient than siding of days past.
2. Install New Windows
New windows do more than just look good. They also help save you money when the latest energy-efficient windows are installed. Older windows are often drafty and result in significant air leakage. This makes it harder, and more expensive, to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. Modern windows also typically feature special coatings on the glass to help control temperature while repelling UV rays. Kingsford can customize new windows to fit any space in your home, and all of our windows come with a comprehensive warranty.
If you’re concerned about cost, the U.S. Department of Energy reports that energy-efficient windows are so efficient that they’ll pay for themselves in time. They do this by lowering the cooling and heating costs of your home. In addition to helping with insulation and temperature, new windows are also much better at blocking out noise from outside your home. Don’t hesitate to get an estimate for new, energy-efficient windows. Your house will look better, you’ll save money on utility bills, and you’ll enjoy a more peaceful, quieter environment.
3.Upgrade your gutters
Gutters are a crucial part of any home. They serve an important purpose by properly draining water away from your house. If your gutters are outdated, dilapidated, or clogged, you’re at risk for erosion and damage to the foundation of your property. Cleaning out clogged gutters can be a huge pain, and clogged gutters aren’t effective, so it’s not a task you can ignore. Consider updating your gutter system with new seamless aluminum gutters, and while you’re at it, add low-profile gutter guards.
You’ll never have to worry about cleaning your gutters out again, and your gutters will look great to people passing by. There’s no shortage of ways you can improve your home in the new year, so if you’re looking for home remodeling ideas, consider new vinyl siding, energy efficient windows, and new gutters with gutter guards.
4. Open a new door
A new year is all about new beginnings, and there’s no better way to have a fresh start than with a new front entry door. Many people don’t consider replacing their worn out wooden doors, but it’s actually very important. The right door can greatly improve your home by making it much more energy efficient by cutting down on drafts while also upgrading your the curb appeal of your house. The experts at Kingsford have a variety of doors so that you’ll be sure to find the perfect one for your home.
Kingsford is proud to serve the local North Carolina community for all of your vinyl siding and home renovation needs, so contact us for more information or a quote today!