We’ve all been waiting for it: summer is coming. For Montana homeowners, this is the season for home improvements. Upgrading your home isn’t only for your own enjoyment and convenience — it’s also a great way to improve the value of your property. We’ve made thousands of home upgrades over the years. So keep reading to learn about four home upgrades we highly recommend you do this summer.
Install a yard hydrant
Stop hauling hoses. A yard hydrant is a relatively cheap upgrade, but it can make a big difference.
If you live on a large property with vegetation or animals, install one of these immediately. A yard hydrant in far-reaching areas — to water vegetation, to bring animals water, to wash equipment — can be a simple, but very useful home improvement.
Install a fire pit
Want to extend your Montana summer?
Get an outdoor fire pit.
Outdoor fire pits are elegant and cozy. Additionally, a natural gas fire pit is as simple as it gets. No chopping wood, no playing with matches. By connecting it straight to your home’s gas line, you have a quick and convenient source of heat that will add immediate value to your home — and your Montana summers.
Upgrade your septic system
How old is your septic system, again? If your system is over 30 years old, you’re running a major health risk — not to mention severe damage to the value of your home.
Here are four signs your septic system needs immediate repairs or replacement:
- Your toilets are backed up. Slow drains and gurgling pipes will be the first sign something is wrong.
- There’s a puddle in your yard. If this is due to septic failure, you’ll have already smelled it.
- Your grass is green — too green. Effluent acts as fertilizer, causing an overgrowth in vegetation.
- Your drinking water is funky. A foul odor or the presence or bacteria means your water may be contaminated.
If you notice any of these warning signs, contact a trained technician immediately. This is an upgrade you can’t afford not to make.
Upgrade your driveway or private road
It’s not your fault. It’s the asphalt.
The bad news: pavement and gravel wear out. Cracking, distortion, and disintegration to your road or driveway is not only an eyesore — it’s a safety hazard.
But there’s good news: it’s fixable. Depending on the damage, your road or driveway can be resurfaced or else completely replaced. Getting it done right will ensure you have a product that lasts.
Ready to make an upgrade?
Give us a call today. We’re ready to help.