Warmer weather is finally with us. If you’ve been putting off some home updates now is the time before the hot summer hits with another unpredictable winter on its heels. Here are 5 renovations that will make a big difference in your home’s look and value.

1) Replace windows. Old windows are a major contributor to loss of energy from heating and cooling. Replacing your windows with energy-efficient models can save you anywhere from $100 to $450 in cooling and heating costs. Additionally, new windows add to the value and appearance of your home.

2) New entry door. If your home’s curb appeal is lacking regardless of your paint and landscaping attempts it might be time to consider replacing that plain-Jane entry door. Stylish options that can let in light and eliminate drafts are affordable and can dramatically alter the look of your home.

3) Replacing the roof. If our rainy, stormy Spring has meant leaks or missing shingles it’s time to replace your roof. Summer is the perfect time for roof replacement as most roofing materials require heat to activate the adhesives that help keep the weather out.

4) Re-siding the exterior. Your home’s exterior paint may already be peeling and flaking after only a few years or you may have rotten or damaged boards that need replacing. You can choose to repair the current damage and repaint or go with a long-term solution with vinyl siding. Siding comes in a variety of textures and looks to fit your style while improving insulation and the resale value of your home.

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