After the winter snows have melted it’s time to take a good long look at both the inside and outside of your home. Home Improvement Month in May is the ideal time to consider home remodeling projects and make necessary changes to your house.
“This was a brutal winter for people across the country,” says Tom Kraeutler, host of The Money Pit, the nation’s largest home improvement radio show and podcast. “Many house exteriors took a hit from high winds, severe cold weather and excessive snowfall. Now is the time to look at your home exterior — like the roof, gutters and siding — to determine if any products need to be replaced.”
Tips for Smart Homeowners
Kraeutler, who serves as a frequent contributor to Fox & Friends, recommends that when replacing products, both inside and outside the home, it’s smart to research newer home remodeling products with more enhanced features and benefits.
“As an example, if your home has original windows, or windows that were replaced decades ago, it’s most likely they’re not very energy efficient,” says Kraeutler. “Now when people go window shopping they should look for ENERGY STAR qualified windows that are custom made to handle the weather conditions a home experiences in their very specific geographic area.
“Choosing upgraded products for home remodeling projects makes life easier every day while enhancing the value of your home.”
Home Remodeling Projects Pay Off
With 20 years experience as a home inspector and another two decades providing home improvement tips and ideas as a radio show host and expert, Kraeutler knows there’s dual value for those making upgrades to your home.
“You should always make improvements based on what you truly need for your home and what will give you day-to-day enjoyment,” says Kraeutler. “Reinvesting in a home with top-quality products will always be a win-win situation for homeowners.”
Consider a New Composite Roof
When it comes to a home remodeling project that adds style to your house while increasing its resale value, nothing compares to a roof upgrade.
On the exterior of the house, no product works harder to help protect your home than the roof. Mother Nature takes full aim at the roof every day with everything from searing sun’s rays to rain, winds, hail and snow.
While asphalt shingles, wood cedar shakes, natural slate and other products are seriously impacted by these relentless weather conditions, composite roofing materials laugh at Mother Nature. Made to withstand severe weather conditions, composite shakes and slate roofing tiles, like those from DaVinci Roofscapes, have a Lifetime Limited Warranty. That’s because the products are made to last.
Each durable roofing tile is crafted to resist curling, fading, impact, hail, pest infestations and fire. Available in 49 colors, plus the company’s new Black Oak, Aged Cedar and Mossy Cedar options for multi- and single-width shake tiles, DaVinci composite roofing material adds both strength and beauty to your home. And, as an extra bonus, many insurance companies provide a hefty discount on homeowner’s insurance if you use our attractive composite roofing tiles.
During Home Improvement Month, think about a home remodeling project that really pays off. Contact your local roofer and ask to see samples of durable DaVinci shake and slate tiles. And, for more home improvement tips and ideas, visit The Money Pit at www.moneypit.com.