home improvements to considerThere are two types of home improvements – ones that make your home look better and ones that make it more comfortable. Of course, some do both. Here are some things you can do, or your home improvement contractor can do, to help your home look better and be more comfortable.

Small Improvements You Can Do

With just a few tools you can make your home look better and be more comfortable. Here are some ideas:

  1. Re-caulk your windows – If yours is cracked or missing, new caulk will make your windows look better and improve the comfort of your home by helping keep out some cold air.
  2. Clean your gutters – Gutters with leaves make your home look unkept. Clean gutters will give you the benefit of a nicer looking home and reduce the chances of ice dams forming this winter.
  3. Add insulation – No one on the outside will know if you head into your attic and add insulation, but your guests may notice how comfortable it is. It may not be necessary, but if your home was built before the mid 80’s, chances are good you would benefit from added insulation. Another sign is if you had ice dams last year, you may not have a well-insulated attic.
  4. Paint – It’s a dreaded task but if your wood siding, windows or door need fresh paint, doing it before harsh weather comes will benefit your home in many ways. Obviously, it will look better but fresh paint protects the wood from the elements. Cracked, peeling, and missing paint allow water into small cracks and when it freezes, those cracks become larger.

Home Improvement Contractor Jobs

If you notice that your windows, siding, or gutters have issues, you may want to call your local home improvement contractor to replace them. New windows will make your home more comfortable. Choose vinyl replacement windows and you’ll never have to paint them again. The same goes for new vinyl siding. Your maintenance goes down while the comfort of your home increases.

Gutters, and even your roofing, don’t last forever. If you think yours might need repair or replacing, some home improvement contractors can handle all your exterior remodeling needs. Frank-Dale Roofing and Exteriors is one of those contractors. In fact, we offer some of the leading brands of windows, siding, roofing and gutters and trim. If your chimney needs masonry work, we have a great team of masons who will make sure your chimney looks great and is safe.

Call Frank-Dale Roofing and Exteriors for your free estimate for new siding, windows, roofing, or gutters. If you need chimney repair or roof repair, we’re ready to help with that too. Just let us know what you’re looking for when you give us a call at 414-425-5796 or complete our contact form.