Spring is right around the corner and if you’re a homeowner, you’ve probably got a hefty list of chores and upgrades for your home before the season changes. Everyone’s got a spring-cleaning list, so we’ll skip that. But there are a few important changes to consider that will save you money and improve you home’s livability in dramatic fashion.
Invest in Gutter Guards
Gutter guards can be hit or miss depending on the type you choose, but adding a protective element to your gutters has the potential save your roof from catastrophic damage. Ice dams and clogs in your gutters cause tension in the fascia of your roof and can damage its structure. By keeping gunk out of your gutters, you’ll avoid that problem while freeing up some time on the weekends you’d otherwise spend up a ladder.
Check for Leaks
As the warm weather rolls in, you’ll probably need your air conditioner more often. The more it runs, the more it costs, so ensuring that your home is sealed up will keep things running efficiently throughout the summer months. Schedule an appointment with a leak detection agency to find leaks in your roof, doors, windows, and even HVAC systems before things heat up.
Install Window Film
Window film not only seals your windows and shields against harmful UV rays, but it adds a protective layer to your windows that can defend against damage, scratching, and graffiti. Beware of a DIY solution, however – self-installed window film can cause severe problems to the structural integrity of your windows and potentially void their warranties.
The best way to protect your windows and decrease the energy loss through your windows is to call a professional window film installer and schedule an appointment. Brower Tinting and Graphics have been helping homeowners and businesses around the Pacific Northwest for over 40 years, so give us a call or contact us today!