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5 Fall Home Improvement Projects

5 Fall Home Improvement Projects

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Find a Local Contractor to Help You With Your Fall Projects

The sweltering heat of summer has ended, and the snow’s not falling yet—it’s the perfect time of year to improve your home, both inside and out. A home contractor can help you thoroughly fix up the seasonal damages of the past year while also preparing your home for holiday visitors and fortifying it for the tough winter months ahead. After all, most of January’s problems could have been avoided as October projects, so get on the ball and consider some of these autumn home improvement projects before Mother Nature narrows down your options!

1. Seal Windows and Doors—Or Replace Them:
It’s finally cool enough to notice drafts if you’ve got them! So it’s a perfect time to check your windows and doors to see whether they need fresh caulk or an all-out replacement before the frigid days of winter. Those living in colder climates will thank themselves for taking care of leaky doors and windows now, before the temperatures drop to the teens or single digits.

2. Inspect and Update Insulation:
Along with cracks in window and door ceiling, you can lose heat if you’re home is not properly insulated. Using loose insulation between rafters is fairly easy and will help your home retain heat. Remember not to block vents—these prevent overheating in the summer and reduce moisture buildup in the winter.

3. Complete those Painting Projects:
If you avoided painting over the summer because you wanted to keep the air conditioning on and the windows closed, fall is the perfect time to paint indoors. You’ll be able to open the windows and air out your home with out roasting or freezing.

4. Stay on Top of Gutters:
As leaves and falling sticks start to accumulate in gutters, it is important to keep cleaning them out. You don’t want to be stuck with a build up of snow and ice on top of already clogged gutters. This is a good way to damage your gutter system. Also, it’s imperative to repair or replace already damaged gutters. Some choose to go the DIY route for such projects, but the wiser option is always to get a professional gutter installation specialist to make sure everything is set up properly. Some things simply aren’t worth the risk.

5. Inspect the Roof:
Fall is also a great time of year to inspect your roof and repair any missing or curling shingles. If your roof is damaged, you won’t want to be caught in the middle of winter with melting ice leaking into your home, and you’re probably even less thrilled about the idea of climbing onto your roof in the snow. Even if you plan to hire a roofing contractor to fix any damage, it becomes a much more complicated task when snow is involved, so be sure to schedule a project assessment sooner rather than later.

Some home contractors offer discounted rates during the autumn months, so if you’re ready to tackle a fall home improvement project, feel free to get in touch with us today. We can pair you with several top specialists in your area, and schedule free assessments on your prime projects of interest. Call us or fill out one our convenient contact forms today!

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