Summer is the perfect time to get all of your home maintenance done – the days are longer, you’re in the mood to be active, and the weather is generally nice. You’re also more likely to be thinking about how to improve different areas of your home to make it more energy efficient. Well, one of the best ways to do that is to install top-of-the-line energy efficient windows and doors from Pella, Andersen, or Milgard, and make sure they’re installed by the trusted Denver window replacement company: DMD Builders.
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Taken from the article:
“Install energy-saving windows and entry doors – Have brand new energy-saving windows and entry doors installed this summer and you’ll reduce your carbon footprint and save on HVAC bills all year round. Obviously, you will find it more comfortable to tackle this type of project in July than in January when your hands will be freezing. Equally important, though, is the fact that installation in warmer temperatures will also permit your caulk to adhere properly, sealing up air leaks and making your new windows or doors even more energy-efficient, in summers and winters to come.
Update your driveway – Is your concrete driveway showing signs of wear, such as cracking, pitting, or spalling? Or don’t you have a drive at all? Summer is the ideal time to install or resurface a driveway (not to mention a concrete parking pad, patio, sidewalk, or garden path). Why? Well, concrete needs the right weather conditions to cure properly. (Curing refers to a process of controlling the water content after installation, which strengthens the concrete and avoids cracks due to shrinkage). A stretch of several dry days with the temperature above 50 degrees is just right.
Repair or replace your garage door – After months of routinely opening your garage door only twice a day as you drive to and from work, suddenly these days you seem to need to get into the garage all the time; working on summer projects, taking out bicycles and kiddie pools, or hauling out the lawn mower and other garden equipment. If you notice that the opener is not working as smoothly as it should – or the whole door is becoming sun faded and worn – consider repair or replacement. Besides the fact that this will make the garage more convenient and safer to open right now, a new insulated garage door can help you cut heating costs when all that’s left of this summer are happy memories.