3 Smart Home Improvements to Make with Your Tax Refund
How will you spend your tax refund? Here are three money-saving, curb appeal-boosting home improvements you can make this spring with your refund.
How will you spend your tax refund? It’s not too early to start thinking about how you will spend money you get back from Uncle Sam. Here are three money-saving, curb appeal-boosting home improvements you can make this spring with your refund.
New Gutters & Gutter Guard Systems
New gutters or gutter guards will save you time, money, and hassle. If your gutters have splits or cracks water can seep into the fascia boards and shingles, creating peels, warps, and stains. Cracked gutters also allow water to pool around the foundation, a potentially serious problem that can lead to cracks and settling.
Seamless gutter systems are a smart choice for homeowners. They can be custom cut on site for a perfect fit. You’ll also find plenty of color options to coordinate with your siding for added curb appeal.
If your gutters are in good shape, consider investing in guards like GutterFilter® to keep out leaves, seed pods, and other debris. A quality gutter guard system will eliminate the need to spend your fall Saturday afternoons scooping gunk while perched on top of a ladder.
Another way to put your tax refund to work is by replacing siding that’s peeled, cracked, or chipped. Siding in poor repair can increase utility bills, so an investment in new siding now can improve overall energy efficiency and help your home better retain heat in the winter. You can even choose insulated siding options to boost heat retention.
New siding is also a good way to increase the value of your home. Use replacement siding as an opportunity to upgrade the property’s appearance with fresh colors or wood-look finishes.
Roof Repair or Replacement
If your roof needs repair or replacement, a tax refund is the ideal way to invest in this essential home maintenance—after all, the roof is the most important barrier between the elements and your loved ones and possessions.
Many factors will determine whether repair or replacement is more appropriate for your home. For example, damaged or missing shingles confined to a small area can often be handled with a repair; however, if the roof is older it can be more cost-effective in the long run to fully replace it. Learn more about whether you should repair or replace your roof.
There is still a chill in the air, and if you’re feeling that draft on the inside of the house, it might be time to buy replacement windows with your tax refund. New windows will help reduce energy bills and make your home more comfortable.
Don’t have your tax refund yet? No worries. The Best Contracting team will visit your home to provide a free estimate. We’ll explain your gutter, siding, or roofing options and answer all your questions. If needed, we’ll share information about our no-interest financing program.
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