27 Home Exterior Upgrades to Enjoy

The best time to complete many home improvement jobs depends on weather conditions. Here's what you need to know about 27 exterior upgrades like replacing doors and windows, painting siding, and building a fence and deck, all best done in the warm days of summer.

By Gene And Katie Hamilton

Light Up Your Front Door

This seasonal job planner highlights upgrades and improvements best done during the warm summer months. Think jobs when the house or parts of it are open and working outdoors in the fresh air is easy and comfortable. The links in each of these projects lead to project cost information to compare hiring a contractor vs. doing the work yourself. To find out the cost where you live, enter your ZIP Code in the cost box.

Replace a Door

Replace an Entrance Door

Replace a Cellar Door

Replace a Garage Door

Install a Security Storm Door

Replace a Sliding Patio Door

Replace a Window

Install a Casement Window

Install a Glass Block Window

Install an Octagon Window

Install a Garden Window

Install an Awning Window

Paint Exterior Siding

Paint Aluminum Siding

Paint Vinyl Siding

Paint Stucco Siding

Paint Wood Siding

Spray Paint a Garage

Build a Fence

Build a Rail Fence

Build a Stockade Fence

Build a Board/Batten Fence

Build a Picket Fence

Build a Chain Link Fence

Install an Electronic Dog Fence

Build a Deck

Build a Composite Deck

Build a Floating Deck Foundation

Build a Cedar Deck

Build a Redwood Deck

Install Deck Tiles

Install an Underdeck Ceiling