At Gorilla Gutters, we understand that planning a home improvement project can be daunting. There are dozens of decisions to make, schedules to plan, and for an exterior home improvement project, there’s the added difficulty of making sure that the finished result will hold up to the weather conditions, not to mention any local wildlife. Out team at Gorilla Gutters can assist you in navigating the process, but as you brainstorm your project, here are some things to keep in mind:
- Purpose- For any exterior home improvement project, it’s important to know what purpose it will serve. Adding a functional living space to your yard will have a different set of needs than making visual improvements to your home’s curb appeal. Having a clear idea of what function your project will serve before you begin will help you narrow in on the best options, and will keep your improvement efforts from snowballing into unnecessary, expensive distractions.
- Weather Conditions- As mentioned above, all exterior home improvement projects need to account for the weather conditions in your area. For someone who lives in a hot, arid climate, for instance, fire resistance is probably an important consideration for any component of a home. On the other hand, someone who lives in a tropical environment with high humidity and rainfall, proper vs. improper drainage can make the difference between the yard being a pleasant extension of a home and being a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
- Budget- Having a realistic idea of what you want to spend is important to the success of any project. Leaving your budget vague makes it all too easy to give in to the urge to overspend–each extra cost, no matter how small or how tempting, adds to your total spending. What started as a way to get more enjoyment from your home can quickly become a source of stress and regret. A clear budget will help guide your project through to completion with a minimum of uncertainty.
If you are ready to begin your exterior home improvement project, call out team at Gorilla Gutters today to get help from our team of experts.