After a long and dreary winter, most Canadians cannot wait to get out of the house and enjoy the warmer temperatures and budding landscape of spring. Why is it then, that most of us wait until we can finally enjoy the great outdoors to tackle home projects? Most tasks that we label as “spring cleaning” can be completed any time of the year. We don’t have to wait until April 1st to address outstanding DIY projects. Doesn’t it make much more sense to do “spring” jobs now so you can have the satisfaction of a completed project and enjoy the warmer months hassle-free?
Clean, Seal or Update Your Home’s Exterior
Fall may be a better time to address maintenance of your home’s exterior, since harsh weather conditions may cause small issues to escalate. Vinyl siding and stucco require annual cleaning to keep them free of grime, mildew or mould, and to ensure they look their best. Wood siding, such as cedar, is a natural biological material and requires sealing to ensure the wood remains healthy and maintains its proper look and colour. Darkening cedar is indicative of deterioration and moisture damage and must be addressed promptly.
Fusion Stone is a great material option for your home’s exterior, as it is designed to be maintenance free. It does not require ongoing upkeep such as washing, sealing or finishing due to its weather resistant nature. It is water repellant, fade resistant and mould resistant, making Fusion Stone a product that is reliable and built to last.
Fusion Stone can also be applied to your home’s exterior any time of year, even the coldest of winter days. The patented DIY clip system that uses stainless steel clips and screws make it easy to install and ensure it will last a lifetime.
A basement renovation is another great task to be tackled in the fall or winter. Since the work is completed primarily indoors, you will be protected from harsh weather conditions. The best part is you can close the basement door and leave the project behind, without the mess of a renovation spreading throughout your home. Installing carpet, building a bathroom and mounting drywall are all projects that can be completed by yourself, depending on your level of DIY interest and ability.
Fusion Stone is popular for feature walls or fireplaces because it adds show-stopping character to your space. By completing a basement renovation ahead of springtime, you can lay back and enjoy your hard work by the time sunny days arrive, with the windows thrown open.
Most people do not consider completing an outdoor project during the cooler fall months, however a backyard overhaul may be the most rewarding project to enjoy come the spring. Trimming trees and removing deadwood will protect your roof, gutters and property during a winter snowstorm, and pruned gardens will begin to sprout at the first signs of spring.
Outdoor barbeque pits, deck surrounds and pool areas wrapped in Fusion Stone will take your backyard to the next level and will be a focal point for your home.
Why wait until the spring to tackle DIY projects or home maintenance? By completing them in the fall or winter, you can enjoy the fruits of your labour come spring.