Summer in Alaska doesn’t last long, but the warm days make it the ideal time to catch up on your outdoor home improvement projects. Whether you want to build a new deck or install new siding, the construction and home remodeling experts at LH Contracting in Anchorage are ready to help. Below, the general contractors recommend a few projects you should tackle this summer.
To control energy costs this summer, inspect your home’s windows for damaged or missing seals. These issues could cause hot air to seep into your home and allow cooled air to escape, making it more difficult to maintain a comfortable temperature. If all of your windows are in good shape, you may need to apply fresh caulking to ensure there are no leaks.
Gutter Cleaning & Repairs
Your gutters help your home’s foundation and siding from water damage; however, they don’t always get the attention they need until a problem arises. Take the time to remove the leaves and debris that blew into them during spring. You may also want to install leaf guards to prevent clogs in the future. You should also test your gutters for cracks and leaks and ensure your downspouts are pointed away from your home to prevent water damage.
Install or Improve a Deck
Many homeowners love having a place lounge and entertain on beautiful, sunny days and warm nights. This is why decks are such a popular home improvement—not only can you enjoy it now, but adding one can also increase your home’s value.
If you already have a deck, spend the first few days of summer replacing worn boards or nailing down loose ones. Don’t forget to stain your deck to enhance its appearance and protect against water and sun exposure.
Power-Wash Your Walkways & Exterior
Take advantage of the warm temperatures and abundant sunshine and wash your walkways and home exterior. Taking care of this home improvement task during the summer prevents water from sitting for too long and encouraging mold and mildew growth. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the sprayer to avoid any personal injury or property damage.
If you need help planning and completing a home improvement project this summer, call LH Contracting at (907) 332-3225. They’ve been helping families upgrade their living spaces for over 10 years and are eager to turn your vision into reality. For more information about their home remodeling and renovation services, visit their website.