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Six Home Improvement Resolutions for 2020

New Year’s resolutions are a time-honored tradition. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t. But one New Year’s resolution you can make that’s sure to pay off is to improve your home. Home improvements can help preserve the value of your home, make it more resilient to weather, and create a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing place to live. At Enoch, we have the expertise to help you attain your home improvement goals. Let’s look at a few popular home improvements that you may want to consider in 2020, and see how we can help.

Upgrade Your Roof

Your roof is one of the most vital parts of your home. At the very least homeowners should always be alert to damage or tell-tale signs that their roof needs repair. Even if your existing roof is getting the job done, there are many ways that a new roof treatment can add to the character and value of the home. Replacing conventional asphalt shingles with a new metal roof is just one great example of a way of adding flair and durability to your home.

Do you wonder if your home needs a new roof? See the handy tips in this article: 
TELL-TALE SIGNS THAT YOU MAY NEED A NEW ROOF

Learn more about metal roofs here: 
IS A METAL ROOF RIGHT FOR YOUR HOME?

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Invest in New Windows and Doors

If your windows and doors are old, you’re probably losing money every time that your heating or air conditioning kicks on. Older or original equipment windows and doors don’t have the same insulating value as newer models. In addition, leaks can develop around the edges of windows and doors if you don’t keep up on maintenance and regular caulking. In addition, consider the aesthetics benefits of new windows and doors, particularly if they don’t require regular painting.

Installing new windows and doors can be a big project, so work with a company that has extensive experience and a long track record doing this kind of work. Contact us for a free quote to see what’s possible.

Upgrade Your Lighting

Improving and modernizing your home’s lighting is an extremely effective way to add new flair and style to the spaces you live in. When you’re planning on new lighting you’ll need to consider both aesthetics and practicality. Adding new light fixtures can be a simple process of swapping out one piece for another, but a major lighting overhaul that involves new fixtures and switches may require much more work, including installing new junction boxes, running wiring, and adding switches.

Consult with an experienced team of professionals to develop a plan for how you can upgrade your lighting with a minimal amount of cutting into your walls and ceilings. Whether you want to install track lighting, recessed cans, or any other type of lighting fixture, talking with our pros should be your first step.

Install a Standby Generator

There are lots of great reasons to add a standby generator to your home. Foremost among them is the security they’ll provide to you when the power is interrupted by storms or other disturbances. Standby generators are also a much safer way to provide emergency power than with portable generators, which need to be positioned properly, connected safely, and then constantly refueled.

Standby generators are available for different fuel sources, such as natural gas or LP gas, and will start up automatically when they detect a power outage. They’re a safe and reliable upgrade to your home that may not be as expensive as you think. We work with leading vendors of standby generators, and we’ll be happy to consult with you to help you find the right generator for your home.

Want to learn more about standby generators? Check out this article: 
THREE THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE INSTALLING A STANDBY GENERATOR

Prep the Outside

We spend a lot of time in our bathrooms, so consider this question — how can I make the bathrooms in my house more appealing? There are many relatively easy upgrades that can really make a difference, but you may be hesitating, worried that you’ll get in over your head during the installation.

Replacing old toilets — Perhaps your old toilet is a constant source of leaks and other troubles. Or perhaps you’d like a more modern look, with the corresponding savings in water usage that you’ll gain from changing out your old throne. Contact us to do the installation and you know you’ll get the job done right, from proper setting and sealing to tight connections to the waterline.

New sinks and faucets — Have you found a dramatic new sink and faucet combination that you know will add some “wow” to the powder room? If you’re afraid to take on the job yourself, give us a call. We specialize in installing new bathroom hardware and will be happy to give you a free estimate. And remember, we can do the same for new shower-heads and valves, or even just fix that annoying leak you’ve been putting off for so long.

Modernize Your AC or HVAC System

There’s probably no more vital system in your home than the AC or HVAC system. Whether it’s keeping you comfortable during a sweltering summer heatwave or providing warmth on a blustery winter day, you count on a reliable system for your home. If your system is aging, you’re risking frequent breakdowns and you’re not reaping the benefits of the cost-saving efficiencies that new systems provide. Consider some of these upgrades for the new year.

  • Add a new thermostat — New “smart” thermostats offer easy-to-use features that make it a snap to customize your heating and cooling use, and even allow you to adjust the temperature in your home remotely with your smartphone.
  • Install a mini-split HVAC system — Does your home have areas that are difficult to heat or cool? Perhaps you’re considering adding an addition or remodeling to create a “mother-in-law” apartment. If so, a mini-split HVAC system is an excellent way to add heating and cooling capabilities or heating and cooling autonomy to these areas.
  • Install a whole-house air purification system — More and more people realize how important it is to ensure good air quality inside your home. And if you suffer from allergies, or have pets, keeping the air clean in your home is doubly important. Whole-house air purification systems are a smart way to help protect the health of your family and make your home a more comfortable place to live.

Protect and Improve the Investment You’ve Made in Your Home

Whether you plan on spending a lifetime in your home or are looking at it as an investment — or both — it’s smart to keep your home up-to-date, in style, and in tip-top condition. Make the resolution this year to give your home the love and attention it deserves.

Consult With the Pros

Your home improvement and project dreams may seem pretty daunting. But our team has the expertise to help guide you and help answer the questions you may have about these and many more home improvement ideas and projects, from a new light switch to a new roof. Contact us and we’ll be happy to help you out. Quotes are free, so don’t delay.

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