Summer’s the Right Time for These Home Improvements

July 17, 2019 Published by Leave your thoughts

Did you know that right now is a good time for certain home improvement projects? To boost the value and look of your home, consider re-siding your home’s exterior and looking into residential roof repair in Mount Pleasant, TX. Let’s see what the professionals have to say about taking care of these improvements during the summer months.

Siding update

It’s only a matter of time before the paint on your home’s siding starts to peel. In fact, the side of the house that faces the hot sun or gets subjected to whipping rain throughout the year can begin to peel just a few short years after a quality paint job. If your siding is beyond the point where paint patches or cover-ups are effective, it may be time to replace the siding altogether. Another reason to replace old siding is the presence of mold, mildew or rot, all of which negatively affect the siding’s ability to hold paint. Even worse are loose or missing boards. These issues can reduce your home’s resistance to weather and cause heating and cooling bills to soar.

Perhaps the number one reason homeowners install new siding is to increase curb appeal. The right siding style and paint color for your home can turn a tired-looking house into a beautiful spectacle. Talk to your siding installer for a selection of styles, colors and textures. Styles can range from traditional horizontal board siding to materials that mimic wood shakes.

Roof repairs or replacement

The roof is likely the most important feature on any home. It’s what protects you and your belongings from the elements and keeps your family safe and comfortable all year long. It’s also one of the most expensive components to replace, but when properly installed, maintained and repaired, can function well for 15 to 20 years or more. That said, if your roof has leaks or missing shingles, get it looked at immediately. You ideally want to avoid major damage that can occur due to smaller problems like leaks and missing shingles being unaddressed over time.

For homeowners needing a roof replacement, keep in mind that the best time for a roofing project is during the summer. New shingles require heat in order to create a weathertight seal on the roof, and the hot summer sun is the perfect tool for the job. On the other hand, start a roofing job in the winter and you’ll run into all sorts of problems, such as rain, hail, wind and cold temperatures. Another option you might’ve heard of is a roof overlay. While a roof overlay can save time and money—this is when new shingles are place right over existing shingles—the condition of your old roof may not permit it.

Whether you are interested in re-siding your home or scheduling residential roof repair in Mount Pleasant, TX, contact the experts at Castletop Roofing and Construction. We also offer professional power washing services for all the dirty surfaces around your property. Call us any time this summer to schedule an appointment!

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