May is National Home Improvement Month, and it may be time to have a professional, look over your property carefully, and start planning for the summer. May is a great month for homeowners in New Orleans because we get our first really hot days of the year. Roofing work can be done at this time as well as any repairs that need to be made after last winter. Gutters should also be cleaned out now before leaves begin to fall from trees and clog them up again. You might want to think about replacing those old windows or doors too!
1. How to get started
Find a contractor to work with.
Contact your insurance company and make sure they know about any repairs that may be necessary. Mackie One can get you an estimate for how much each project might cost in order to figure out what is best for your budget.
2. The benefits of a home improvement project
There are many benefits to home improvement projects. First, it can make your home more energy-efficient and lower your utility bills over time. Second, you may be able to improve the value of your property by installing new fixtures or updating an outdated design with modern features like flooring that is more durable than what was installed.
3. What you should do this month
Roofing: Check for leaks and replace any damaged shingles—especially if hail has recently impacted your roof!
Gutters: Mackie One can inspect them from outside (from the ground) as well as inside (at gutters’ outlets). If they’re clogged up with leaves and dirt, we can clean them out for you so water doesn’t overflow onto the side of the house again this summer, possibly damaging your foundation.
4. Resources for home improvement projects
Some great resources to help you with your project this summer are:
Home Depot’s “Do It Yourself Guide”
YouTube has many video tutorials for many different projects, like installing new windows or gutters.
The New Orleans City Hall website has a lot of information on what types of permits you may need and how to get them. www.nola.gov/safety-and-permits/
National Home Improvement Month is here! We’re so excited to help you take care of your home and make it a more comfortable, safe environment for your family. If you need roofing or gutters installed this month (or anytime!), give us a call to schedule an appointment today. Whether we’re installing new shingles on the top of your house or helping with those pesky gutter issues, we can do it all quickly and professionally – saving you time from having to find another contractor that does what we do best. Give us a call at (504) 821-1530 now for any questions about our services.