If you’re like many people, 2020 was the year when the coronavirus pandemic led you to spend an unprecedented amount of time at home. As a result, you may have completed some long-postponed renovations to make your indoor spaces more attractive and comfortable. But what about your home’s exterior? Isn’t that the face of your home that neighbors and passersby see, whether they step inside or not? Moreover, many exterior remodeling projects—like window and siding replacement—can help increase your indoor comfort by improving your home’s energy efficiency. These are excellent reasons to make exterior remodeling the focus of your New Year’s home improvement resolutions for 2021. Here are two worthwhile resolutions to consider:
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
This resolution is a win-win for both you and the environment. You can fulfill it by replacing your outdated windows with news ones designed to keep outdoor temperatures outside where they belong. This will help reduce your consumption of nonrenewable resources related to heating and cooling your home. As a result, you may save money on your utility bills as well as potentially prevent premature breakdown of an overworked furnace or HVAC unit.
The start of the new year is also an excellent time to evaluate the state of your house siding. If it looks worn, that’s not just a curb appeal issue. Cracked and loosened siding may allow outside air to infiltrate your home, thus driving up your demand on your HVAC system. Replacing your house cladding with high-quality, insulated siding that’s designed for weather resistance is a great way to fulfill this worthwhile resolution.
Replace the Doors on Your Home’s Facade
According to real estate experts, the front door is typically the first thing prospective homebuyers notice when they visit a home for sale. For many homes in the Kansas City area, the garage door is also a prominent focal point. If your exterior doors have been damaged or their worn appearance is diminishing your home’s visual appeal, why not replace them in 2021? There are front doors and garage doors on the market these days that will not only enhance your home’s façade but improve its energy efficiency as well.
If window or exterior door replacement is among your New Year’s resolutions and you’re in the Kansas City area, the experts at Johnson County Siding & Window Co. will be delighted to assist you. Contact us today to learn more about the top-caliber replacement windows and doors we install for homeowners throughout the Kansas City metro area.