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COVID-19 And Exterior Home Renovations

April 27, 2020
COVID-19 And Exterior Home Renovations

It is quite fair to say that we are currently living in unparalleled times. Americans have joined together to restrain our normal daily living routines as a way to stop the spread of a very dangerous virus. Isolation during this time is very important, which is why you should only be going out to get things that are essential such as food and other staples.

While it is important to limit your social interactions at this time, there is also a chance that you are getting bored by spending time at home. In addition, you have extra time on your hands so you want to be productive. Many people are noticing that there are some things that they could be doing around the house. In fact, many people might be thinking that now is the time to start that exterior home renovation project that they have been putting off in the past because of lack of time.

COVID-19 And Exterior Home Renovations

Is Construction Essential?

In most states, the stay at home restrictions includes a list of businesses that are considered to be essential. On that list is construction. The government has deemed construction as a necessary business, which means that if you are ready to start an exterior home renovation you are allowed. This includes hiring a construction crew to come to your home and complete the work for you.

Hiring Contractors

If you are really ready to take the plunge and start an exterior home remodeling project, there is a good chance that you are going to need contractors to help you with at least part of the project. If you are simply going to power wash your home or throw a coat of paint on the exterior, you can do these projects on your own. However, if you are looking to replace your roof, siding, or gutters, feel free to reach out to us for a no-contact appointment.

McKinnis Omaha contractors have taken extreme precautionary measures to ensure the safety of everyone in your home. In most cases, we will never have to come inside to get the information that we need as most of this information is located outside unless it’s window installation. Our Project Managers can meet with you online via Zoom or by a simple phone call. In addition, our crews are trained to stay a minimum of six feet away from people and wear masks. In the case where we are required to enter your home, we will be using masks and practicing all social distancing guidelines while taking measures to thoroughly clean the area worked on before we leave.

Exterior Renovations You Can Do Yourself

There are plenty of outside home improvement projects that you can take on yourself right now. Even these minor things can help to add value to your home and make it appear nicer. Here are some exterior renovations to consider while you are stuck at home.

Spruce up Your Deck

If you have a wooden fence or deck in your yard, you already know that these things require routine maintenance. Take some time and wash off the deck and the fence and sand it down. You can then repaint these items so that they look brand new. Staining a deck can take some time, but it is the perfect project to help get you outside and productive while the stay at home orders are still in place.

Paint Your Doors

When was the last time you painted your front door? Chances are that it has been awhile. You can use this time to paint the front door any color that you wish. Bright colors like turquoise is a popular trend. A stately black will make your home appear elegant and stylish. Replacing your plain front door with a fun color can make your home stand out among the neighbors.

Pressure Washing

You may look at your home and think that you need new siding or an entirely new exterior. However, a good pressure wash might just change your mind. You can purchase a pressure washer for fairly cheap and use it to wash away all of the dirt and grime that has settled on the outside of your home. There is a good chance that you will not even recognize your home once you have finished the job.

Call Us Today

If you are in need of roofing, windows, siding or gutter work, please contact us today and set up an appointment. McKinnis is safely serving the Blair, Omaha, and Lincoln areas, and we would be happy to help you with your next home exterior project!