Top Summer Home Improvement Projects

Summer. The perfect season for a remodeling project, especially one that lets you work outdoors on a sunny day. What are the top summer home improvement projects? If you guessed decks, doors and windows, you’re spot on!




If summer is your favorite season, then a new deck would be a great addition to your home. A deck expands the living area from indoor to outdoor and definitely adds value. Whether it’s attached to your home or surrounds a pool, a deck is a place for outdoor fun and an entertainment space for family and friends. And honestly, a deck can be enjoyed throughout the year, not just during the summer months. At Builders Surplus, you can choose from easy to maintain composite decking or the beauty of mahogany hardwood decking.




Did you know a good-looking front entry door is a highlight when selling your home? Even if you’re not considering selling, a well-tended garden near a beautiful decorative glass or stunning wood door adds visual interest and curb appeal. Admit it, you’ve driven by houses and admired the ones with a friendly walkway leading up to an inviting front door. It doesn’t have to be fancy. It doesn’t have to be over-the-top ornate. But when the front entrance of your home looks good, well, it gives a wonderful impression.

Whether you want a single door or one with a sidelite, the variety is endless and there’s bound to be a door perfect for your home remodeling plans. And let’s not forget about the back or side of your house. Some of the most popular doors are 9-lite, 15-lite and patio sliding doors; but there are many more styles to choose from. Come see our selection of fiberglass, steel, and wood exterior doors on display at our stores.


replacement windows


Energy efficient windows keep you comfortable inside whether the air conditioner is cooling through the summer or the heat is running during winter. And they help to keep money in your wallet too! Consider Low-E glass, tilt-in sash for easy cleaning and decorative grids or clear glass. Whether you’re building a home and need new construction windows, or remodeling and want replacement windows, we’ve got them in-stock. Plus a great selection of surplus windows can be found at our West Warwick and Jewett City surplus centers. Surplus styles may include: patio sliders, picture windows, bay or bow styles, transoms (placed above a door), and architectural styles.


So, what’s on your list of top summer home improvement projects? Get ’em done, but don’t forget to enjoy the season!