Summer is a great time for home improvements in Palmetto, FL. As you well know, summer in Florida means hot and humid temperatures. This can make your home decidedly uncomfortable. So if you are tired of the heat through the scorching summer months, here are some upgrades you should consider to help you relax and enjoy summer a little more.

  1. Swimming Pool

It seems like every home in Florida has a pool. Because we live in a warmer climate, we can use pools almost year round, which really makes it one of the most desirable amenities on the market. That said, you also have to consider the maintenance that comes with having a pool.

  1. Patios and Decks

Having your own outdoor space can make all the difference. It gives you extra room for entertaining and adds value to your home. And, depending on the size and material you choose, it can be a fairly affordable upgrade. Consider you might have to get a permit before beginning construction. You can also add awnings to help block the sun and some of the heat.

  1. Outdoor Kitchen

In the summer, many residents prefer cooking and dining outside. This is where the addition of an outdoor kitchen can really boost your summer experience. And you don’t have to go all out. Down the road you can add more unique and elaborate touches like a refrigerator or pizza oven.

  1. New Windows and Doors

Nothing impacts your energy savings like new windows and doors. You can get better insulation so your home stays cooler during the hottest parts of the day. And, if you opt for impact resistant windows and entry doors, you get the peace of mind that comes from protection.

  1. Repaint or Reside

Living in a coastal area does have perks, but it also comes with elemental damage. The wind, water, and sun can quickly make your house look old and worn down. So to give your home a little facelift, consider brand new siding, or at the very least, a paint job. And, depending on the material, new siding could offer better protection. It will insulate your home and hold up better during hurricane season.

  1. Update Your Hurricane Shutters

Because of the last decade of fairly mild weather, your hurricane shutters might need an upgrade. Pull them out and look them over. If they show signs of wear, warping, or damage, you might consider getting them repaired or even replacing them. You do not want to be caught unprepared when the next severe storm hits.

Call Armored Dade Windows and Shutters

When it comes to preparing for summer, installing hurricane shutters in Palmetto, FL or new windows and doors are where you want to start. Once you know you are protected, you can begin some of those other home improvement projects. We want to do what we can to help protect your family and property in the case of major storms. Call us today at 941-798-9010 for information about our hurricane shutters and impact windows and doors. Or stop by 8112 Cortez Rd. West, Bradenton, FL. 34210 to check out some of our products and ask questions.