Spring is on the doorstep. With the warmer weather come many ways to improve your home—but where should you start? We’ve got 5 spring home projects that you can do now and finish before the balmy summer temperatures arrive.

1. Get Clutter Out of Your Gutters

All year long, your gutters are bombarded by wind, snow, and rain, and all the debris they carry. A lot of it can end up in your gutters, causing clogs that prevent water from flowing through. Left unchecked, water drips everywhere you don’t want it to, including your deck and around your foundation. So, before you do anything else, ensure you scoop all that gunk out of your gutters.

2.  Up on the Roof

Spring is the perfect time to get on the roof and see if any damage was done over the winter. Check for missing shingles or cracks into which water can leak. Cracks and shingles are easy to replace, but leaks can be tricky. If the issue is beyond your ability to repair, it’s a good idea to leave it to the professionals.

3. Inspect Your Deck

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Just like your gutters, your deck is continually exposed to the weather. If it’s looking more worn than it used to, a new coat of stain is the perfect spring home renovation project. Now that your deck looks like new, it might be time to upgrade your outdoor furniture with new cushions. Then, take a look at your plants; if their pots are looking worn or they’ve outgrown them, new pots will be the ideal way to give them more space and your deck a refreshed look.

4. Beef Up Insulation

Was your home a little chiller than usual this past winter? If so, spring is the perfect time to tackle this issue by adding extra padding. Check your attic to see if it would benefit from a second layer of insulation. This will keep the heat down in your living space where you need it instead of it going out through your roof.

5. Improve Your Home’s Security

Spring is the ideal season for inspecting your home for needed repairs, but it’s also a great time to check your front door. Over time, sun, weather, and fluctuating temperatures can cause doors and doorways to warp and weaken. Along with making your home drafty, an older door can also make it easier for intruders to enter.

There are many types of doors on the market, but iron front doors continue to be at the top of the list for many homeowners. Not only does iron have a great reputation for durability, but it’s a great deterrent for burglars, too. Iron doors are definitely strong but, these days, homeowners can choose from a virtually endless array of styles, too.

Universal Iron Doors is proud to put 150 years of blacksmithing experience into every completely customizable door we make. Browse our live inventory online or give us a call today at 818-771-1003.