Are you thinking about redoing your windows and modernizing the exterior of your house? If so, then your windows are a good place to start. There are several interesting ways to modernize them while keeping the wood frame structure in place. Here are eight good options to start with.
Itâ€™s officially spring! Is your house ready for the summer months? Now is the time to do any routine maintenance. Once it gets too hot out, you wonâ€™t be able to do much outdoors beside run from the air-conditioned car into your air-conditioned house.
Your home siding needs to be cared for in the wintertime. Itâ€™s easy to think that just because itâ€™s not wood â€“ instead, itâ€™s a polymer-like material â€“ that you donâ€™t need to do anything to winterize it. However, this isnâ€™t the case at all.
Do you watch those home improvement shows and think to yourself â€śI can do that?â€ť Well, when it comes to residential siding, you certainly can do it yourself. You just need to know how â€“and have the proper tools. Plus, you need to have your new siding on hand. You also need this guide, which will help you get started with the process.
Some experts say that the windows are the â€śeyes of the house.â€ť This is because they let in light, much like the eyes in your head. Windows also let in air, making them important for circulation and flow. The more windows frames that you have in a room, the brighter that space will be on sunny days. While some people view this as a good thing, because you canâ€™t really go wrong with natural light, it can be quite bad as well, especially if youâ€™re trying to avoid having to pay for high air conditioning costs. In order to have your windows put into just the right spots, there are a number of things to consider. Weâ€™ll go over some of them here.
There are plenty of home improvements that you can handle yourself, as long as you can follow a basic set of instructions. Some, like window framing, donâ€™t require the help of an expert carpenter. In fact, just about anyone can do it. Here are the steps that youâ€™ll need to follow in order to do this successfully.