With the holiday season in full swing, it won't be long before 2019 arrives! Along with the festivities of the new year, comes the inevitability of doing your taxes. If you're one of the millions of Americans who are due to receive a refund for the taxes you paid in 2018, it's not too early to start thinking about the best ways to put it to good use. 

The Best Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

Many people think that their tax refund is free money from the government. In reality, though, it's excess money that was taken from your pay that the government must pay back. While this sudden influx of what can be thousands of dollars for some Americans is often treated as a way to fund fancy meals, expensive hobbies and luxurious vacations, there are other ways to spend your tax refund that can have lasting effects. 

  • Replace Your Windows

There's a reason why there's so much emphasis on replacing your home's windows. A great deal of airflow can occur around them thanks to the gaps that form over time. In other cases, these gaps might have always been present due to sloppy installation. 

  • Install Siding

One of the best ways of making your home look its best on the outside is to install siding. With so many choices in siding available today, you can easily get the look of wood, brick, stone and other materials without all the maintenance that goes along with them. As an added bonus, installing siding is a plus for those people who are looking for a new home. If you might be putting your home up on the market in 2019, installing siding will help it make a great first impression. 

  • Add a Screened Porch or Deck

Looking ahead to 2019 will undoubtedly make you long for the beautiful springs that occur in the western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota area. Increase your home's usable living space by adding a screened porch or a deck. Not only is this area the ideal place to gather with visiting friends and family, it also makes a welcoming way to enjoy the outdoors and unwind after a long day. 

C&T Siding is proud to be a provider of high-quality home improvement projects for the eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin area since 1978. Contact us today and learn how you can use your tax refund to make your home better!