Affordable Home Improvement Projects for Summer that Save You Money!

Prices for home improvement projects typically rise in the summer. With some construction materials and labor at a premium in 2021, prices may seem at an all-time high. In fact, lumber is currently at an unprecedented price point. Luckily for you, there are still many affordable home improvement projects that offer great value. Let’s take a look at the top affordable projects for your home for 2021.

  1. Exterior Doors
  2. Vinyl Windows
  3. Roof Replacement
  4. Exterior Paint
  5. Patio Remodel/ Addition
  6. Gutter Replacement

These projects feature materials that are still affordable while providing major updates in curb appeal and the livability of any home. Whether you are looking to take advantage of a hot housing market and sell your home, or you just want to update your space, each project will provide beautiful results while keeping more money in your pocket! Reimagine your dream project list while still reaching all your home improvement goals!

  • Exterior Doors

Over time the seals on exterior doors can fail, or the door itself may crack, fade or warp. New Fiberglass doors are a long-lasting alternative to traditional wood or steel doors that provide all the benefits of fiberglass. With several color options, you can add a pop of color to your home's exterior or choose an on-trend option like black or a cool light blue. Exterior doors provide big change for minimal investment.

Vinyl Windows in the color Almond with Colonial Grid Pattern

Many experts agree that summer 2021 will be  “warmer than usual” this year. NOW is the time to reconsider the things that will bring instant improvement to your home's energy efficiency. New vinyl windows can keep your home cooler in the summer by reflecting UV rays and minimizing heat transfer. They offer superior performance at affordable prices and can save you as much as 25% on your energy bills. When you consider the value and savings a widow replacement project provides, it makes sense to add this to the top of your home improvement project list.

Onyx Black Duration FLEX® Shingles from Owens Corning

Summer is always a great time to replace your roof. Roofing materials, like composition shingles, are fairly stable when it comes to cost. In 2021 roofing is one construction material that has not skyrocketed in price making it a top affordable project. With the direct sun and additional heat from the summer months, the seal on roofing shingles is sure to adhere properly before the rain and cold kick back in. If your roof is 17 years or older, add this project to your to-do list today!


  • Exterior Paint

Siding prices vary depending on the material that is chosen, and a siding project can leave a large dent in your wallet. You can update the exterior of your home without replacing siding by opting for a fresh coat of paint in an updated color scheme. Your home will look revitalized at a fraction of the price. 

Quick updates like new rugs, pillows, or side tables will bring new life to old spaces
  • Patio Remodel/ Addition

With the price of wood at an all-time high it may be time to consider a patio versus a deck. If your home already has a patio, a quick way to update your space is by power washing your patio, changing out accent pillows or cushions on your furniture, and adding new planters. These additions will bring new life to your space while saving you money! If you do not have a patio you can add one with the addition of pavers or poured concrete. Both are excellent choices that add usable outdoor space for far less than a wood deck right now. If selling your home is the goal, outdoor spaces are highly sought after and can add value to your home in the form of thousands of dollars (according to Zillow).

Seamless aluminum gutters do a lot for your home. They protect your foundation, siding, and roof from water penetration and weather damage. Gutters are a beautiful addition to the exterior of your home. They add visual interest by highlighting the roof and paint color. While some metals like steel are rising in price, aluminum remains affordable.

If you need help with your roofing, windows, doors, or gutter installation projects this year, call Valentine Roofing.  Estimates are always free with our best price forward. Get your home on our schedule today!

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