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Almost Time For Spring: 2 Home Improvement Projects To Consider

by Donald Evans

Spring is right around the corner and now is the time to plan on some home improvement projects you can do. Snow and ice can really cause some damage during the winter months. To help you, below are two home improvement projects you should consider.

Roof Replacement

If the roof on your home is older and ready to be replaced, spring is the perfect time to change it. If you are not sure, you can hire a roofing company to inspect your roof for you. If they find small damage, such as a few loose or missing shingles, they can easily repair these to help your roof last longer. If they see a lot of damage, such as a lot of missing or worn-out shingles, a roof replacement is in order.

When it comes to shingles there are two main types: three-tab shingles and architectural shingles. Three-tab shingles lay flat and have a single tab size and shape. Architectural shingles have more than one layer so they are much thicker than three-tab shingles, which means they are more durable and will last longer. Architectural shingles are more expensive, however.

Consider the color of the shingles as you want them to go well with your home. You can find shingles in a variety of colors, such as grey, blue, white, black, green, and brown. You may find more colors available with architectural shingles. 

Along with your roof have the gutters and downspouts checked also. If you get a lot of snow and ice during the winter months, you may find the gutters need to be repaired or replaced. Contact a roofer to learn more about roofing replacement.

Landscaping

Your landscaping can be damaged if you have a lot of snow and ice. If you have perennials, and you did not protect them when it was below freezing, you may have to replace them. Spring is a good time to completely change your landscaping also.

When it comes to landscaping, create a new flower garden and fill it full of annual and perennial flowers of different colors. You can choose colors that go well together or choose a mix of colors. Install landscape lighting also as this looks great at night.

Along with flowers and lights, you could also do hardscaping, which is installing a water fountain, retaining wall, and a gazebo. You could also install a new deck, a new driveway, an outdoor kitchen, and pavers for patios or paths. A landscape contractor can help you redesign your landscaping for you. They will know the right flowers, colors, and hardscapes to use for your yard. 

There are other things you can do in the spring, such as install a new driveway, replace your windows, and more. 

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