Home Improvement Resolutions
Are you making resolutions for the new year? While New Year’s resolutions around individual health and wellness tend to be top picks, you should also consider the health and wellness of your home. Here are the three key types of home improvement resolutions to consider adding to your list.
Functional Resolutions: Address Problem Areas of Your Home
While envisioning your dream kitchen or thinking about a luxury master bathroom makeover are enticing home improvement projects, these options belong a little further down the list of priorities. Your No. 1 home improvement resolution should be to address problem areas of your home. If you’ve noticed your siding has started to sag or you know your roof is past its functional lifespan, these are the areas that need your attention first. It’s time to stop putting off these essential projects and start addressing them in the new year.
It’s especially important to assess the condition of exterior areas of your home, as they protect the interior. These include the roofing, siding, and gutters. If any of these parts of your home are in poor shape, it’s a great home improvement resolution to add to your list.
Performance Resolutions: Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
Another top home improvement resolution has to do with improving your home’s energy efficiency. Remodeling projects that aim to improve your home’s performance will contribute to a more comfortable indoor temperature, less strain on your HVAC system (helping it last longer as well), and even reductions in your monthly energy bills. There are many different areas of the home that you can improve to make them more energy efficient, with your windows and doors being key areas to focus on.
The Department of Energy estimates that up to a third of a home’s energy loss occurs through the windows and doors. This isn’t surprising, as older windows and doors are typically not made with energy-efficient materials, allowing sunlight and heat to easily transfer into the house. What’s more, the seams and joints that attach the windows and doors to the home can result in gaps that let air pass freely into and out of your home. One of the best ways to achieve a more energy-efficient home environment is to replace your old windows and doors.
Aesthetic Resolutions: Create a Comfortable Home Interior
Once the essential home improvement projects are handled and you’ve worked to create a more energy-efficient home environment, you can start thinking more about the interior design and aesthetics of your home. Simple projects like reducing clutter or repainting the walls can give your home a fresh, new look, while kitchen and bathroom renovations can have a more transformative effect on your house.
Let NewSouth Window Solutions Help with Your Home Improvement Goals
NewSouth Window Solutions is pleased to be your source for new windows and doors throughout the South. Our windows and doors are durable, attractive, and energy efficient, making them an ideal solution for your home improvement needs. Whether your home improvement resolutions are functional, performance related, or aesthetic in nature, new windows and doors will check all of these boxes. Contact NewSouth Window Solutions today for more information.