Fall Project Checklist

 

Want to make sure your home is ready for winter? Get a jump start on with these great fall projects Not only will these help to protect your home, but may actually save you money.

 

#1 Check Your Roofing

When it comes to roofing everyone knows small issues can lead to bigger problems down to road, especially in regions that experience heavy snow or rain. If your home has any issues such as a few missing singles or any signs of damage it is always a good idea to have roofer come out and inspect and make an needed repairs before the winter months to prevent any potential problems. 

 

#2 Jump Start Your Lawn Maintenance

We’ve all seen those perfect subdivision lawns, you know the ones that are perfectly manicure with no blade of grass out of place. The key is proper lawn care and prep. If you want a lush green lawn during the spring and summer than you’ll want to tackle a few yard work projects this fall. Now is the time to rake leave, pulls weeds, over seed, aerate and fertilize your lawn. If you have a sprinkler system installed not is the time to clear the system if you live in an area that is susceptible to freezing temperatures.

 

#3 Furnace Maintenance 

Furnaces are often forgotten during the summer months, but there is nothing worse than losing heat in the dead of winter. Fall is an excellent time to have you furnace inspected and serviced. A well-tuned furnace will not only run at peak efficiency but can actually help to save you money on your winter heating bills. 

 

#4 Keeping the Cold Out

A well-tuned furnace is not the only way to keep the winter cold at bay and reduce heating cost. While not the cheapest project on this list upgrading, sealing or replacing your home’s windows can dramatically decrease the draftiness of your home and keep heat in. New windows can also help to increase the overall look and value of your home!

 

#5 Add Some Color

As colder weather moves projects indoors it is a great time to think about touching up your home’s paint. Whether a simple touch up or a whole room makeover before the holiday season, a fresh coat of paint can be the perfect way to update a room.

 

 

#6 Increase Insulation

Like many homeowners, insulation is often overlooked as it hidden in your attic or between your walls. Poor home insulation is one of biggest factors in your home’s utility bills.

 

#7 Carpet Cleaning

Regular carpet cleaning can help to extend the life of your carpet, though carpets will not last forever, if it has been a while since their last cleaning fall is a great time to have them done as you will likely be spending more time in your home during the winter.

 

#8 Hire a Handyman

Even the best DIYers need a break once in a while. Consider making a list of small projects and repairs around your home and hire a local handyman to tackle them! Here is a great place tom compare local companies: https://www.homeadvisor.com/

 

#9 Cleaning the Gutters

Falling leaves is the biggest culprit when it comes to gutter blockages. Leaves, twigs, branches and other debris can collect in gutters during the fall months leading to poor drainage that can damage your roof, gutters and even your foundation. Use the fall months to get ahead of spring thaw by cleaning your gutters. 

 

#10 Bathroom Remodel

Have you been contemplating a bathroom remodel? Why not start the project in time to have it finished for your holiday guest to enjoy? 

 

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