Autumn Home Improvement Ideas

Autumn in the Northwest is one of the most beautiful times of year! Because the cooler months keep us indoors more often, now is a great time to ensure you have all of your home improvement projects done. Here are some ideas on what things you should tackle.

#1: Spruce up your front door.
Dramatically improve your curb appeal by painting your front door! Add a pop of color to the door or go with a classic look of white or black to freshen it up. The mild days of autumn are a perfect time to paint the door, then let it dry in the sun! If your door has seen better days and a coat of paint simply won’t cut it, a door replacement is probably in order. Our experts at Lifetime Windows and Doors can help you pick out the right door within your budget. Whether it’s a custom door, or something more basic, we have lots of styles to choose from.

#2: Make sure your windows and doors are sealed.
Water, bugs, and cold autumn drafts love to make their way into unsealed nooks and crannies. Make sure all of the sealing and caulking around your windows and doors is complete this autumn. Tightly sealed windows and doors will also help you save money on your utility bills. This is an easy home maintenance project and keeps you more comfortable this season!

#3: Check your roof.
Autumn weather gets breezy and rainy. Now is the time to make sure your roof is up to the challenge of keeping you dry and protected. Make sure your roof doesn’t have missing shingles or any other issues that could cause significant damage in the coming months. Perhaps your roof is more than 20 years old, and you’ve considered a replacement. We can help! You can trust our roofing professionals to get a roof replacement completed efficiently and with attention to detail. Contact us for a quote.

At Lifetime Windows and Doors, we have the team and experience that you need to tackle your exterior home improvement projects! Whether it’s a new roof, replacement siding, or new windows and doors, you can trust us to get the job done right. So, call us today to learn more about our services and specials.

How to Increase Your Home’s Resale Value

As a homeowner, you’re likely looking for ways to make your home a better, more comfortable place to live. Home improvements or home renovations are known to increase the value of your home and if you do it right, you can increase the resale value when you go to put your home on the market. There are several things that can update your home that bring great returns. Here are some ideas on how to increase your home’s resale value.

#1: Exterior updates:
When was the last time the siding on your home got a thorough look? Maybe it never has and it’s starting to look beat up and worn out. Siding that is old could have cracks in it that could allow for mold or dry rot build up. This is not only a dangerous thing to have in your home, but when you go to sell the house, a home inspector will note it and a potential buyer may be concerned. Quality siding will be durable and keep your home protected from various weather elements, no matter what the season. Our team at Lifetime Windows & Doors works with customers in replacing exterior siding and we’re proud to carry outstanding products from James Hardie Siding. New siding is energy efficient and can help with heating and cooling bills over time because of its great insulating capability.

#2: Updated doors:
New doors in your home are a wonderful way to increase value and make the home look updated – especially your front door. A new front door adds instant curb appeal, as it’s one of the first things people will notice when they see your home. We have hundreds of door options and can do custom order doors with a variety of glass or window options. Whether it’s an aluminum door, wood door, or a vinyl door, we’re proud to carry top quality doors from many different brands such as Therma Tru, Buffelen, Simonton, Masonite, Milgard, Codel Entry Systems, and Simpson!

#3: Replacement windows:
Your windows are a huge part of your house and window replacement can add huge value to it! Replacement windows will help reduce your energy bill, will keep you comfortable, and they can also assist in noise reduction. Energy efficient windows will keep your heating & cooling system from working extra hard, as there will be no leaked air in or out. No matter what your home’s style is, we carries a variety of window styles and brands that will work with your budget and design preference. We’re happy to provide free quotes on replacing your old windows.

We love serving Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas, as well as Central Oregon and Southwest Washington. Whether it’s new windows, new doors, new siding, or a roof replacement, our professional team can help you get your home updated and beautiful. Ready to get started? Visit our specials page to see what our current specials are, then contact us today for information on how to get your appointment on the books with us.