Cooler temperatures and pretty soon falling leaves serve as a reminder that the fall season is fast approaching. As the seasons change, so do our activities and home needs. Even though summer is not quite over yet, it’s a good time to do some seasonal maintenance to keep your home running smoothly. The weather can change quickly, especially if you live in a colder climate and you don’t want to be caught unprepared. A bit of attention now will save costly repairs and aggravation later.
1. Repair Your Roof
Small roofing issues can turn into big problems if they’re not fixed ASAP. If your home has a few missing shingles or was subjected to nasty storms over the summer, it’s a good idea to have a pro inspect your roof for any potential problems.
2. Upgrade Your Windows
Tired of dealing with condensation, drafts and exorbitant heating bills? Now is the time to upgrade your windows. Besides improving the overall comfort of your home, new windows will also improve its looks and value.
3. Increase Insulation
If you’re like many homeowners, you probably haven’t given a second thought to your home’s insulation. But neglecting your insulation can prove to be a costly mistake. Insufficient insulation is one of the biggest budget-busters when it comes to your utility bills.
4. Interior Painting
Whether your interior walls are looking worse for wear or you simply want to change things up a bit, fall is a perfect time for painting.
5. Carpet Cleaning
Regular cleaning will prolong the lifespan of your carpets. Consider hiring a professional if it has been awhile since your carpets’ last cleaning.
6. Hire a Handyman
Your house is subjected to a lot of wear and tear throughout the year, which usually results in a few minor repairs. Hire a handyman to tackle any small problems around your home.
7. Remodel Your Bathroom
Dreaming of remodeling your bathroom? Fall is the best time to finish your project before you have a house full of holiday guests.
8. Clean Gutters
Fall means lots of debris in your gutters. Removing the leaves and other debris from your gutters will ensure proper water drainage and prevent damage to your roof and other parts of your home.