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Best Home Improvement Projects to Tackle This Fall

Best Home Improvement Projects to Tackle This Fall

Even though home maintenance is a year-round undertaking, the fall can be one of the best times to start home improvement projects. For a start, during this season, many home improvement stores have sales.

It’s also a great time of year as the weather changes, and for many, the temperatures drop, and your home will be bombarded with an influx of precipitation.

If you’re looking to start on home improvement projects during fall, you’ll also be blessed with more comfortable weather compared with the summer months.

You might be ready to start some major changes to your home now, but not sure where to begin. Read on to find out which home renovation projects you should undertake this fall!

Replace Missing Shingles

With fall comes stormy weather. Strong winds can dislodge shingles or blow them away. If you’ve not given your roof the once over since the last storm, it’s worth checking that you’ve not already lost a few shingles, or that any are loose.

This home improvement will help avoid roof leaks and any water damage from winter storms and precipitation.

Switch Up Single-Pane Windows

Although this is a major renovation, it’s also one of the most important when it comes to keeping your home warm. Single-glazed windows are notorious for letting the warm air out and the cold air in.

Switch up to double-pane windows because they’re designed to retain your home’s warmth much more efficiently. They also work well in the summer and help prevent cooled air from escaping.

Trim Foliage and Protect Your Perennials

Trim back any overgrown bushes and trees which might wreak havoc on your home during a storm. Check for loose branches that overhand your roof or are close to your home that could fall, and potentially cause thousands of dollars worth of damage.

The fall is also when you need to be protecting your perennial flowers and plants from the elements. Protect them by moving potted plants to a sheltered area, and spread mulch in your flower beds so the bedded plants are well protected. You may also want to buy plant protection fleece if you’re expecting a lot of cold weather.

Unclog Gutters

Clear out your gutters of any old leaves and dirt. This will help winter rain and snow drain away from your home. If they are clogged, you run the risk of water damage to your home.

You might also want to add gutter guards, to help keep the muck out during the fall season.

Seal Attic Air Leaks

Warm air rises, so if your attic is poorly insulated, or leaks, then valuable heat will be escaping costing you more on heating.

If your insulation is old, then it may be compressed or damaged and not work effectively. Likewise, if any seals have stopped working, replace these, and fill any gaps in ceilings where heat is escaping from.

Which Home Improvement Projects Are You Going to Do?

Is your home in great shape for the changing seasons? We’re sure you’ll agree these home improvement projects will improve the appearance of your home, and they’ll also keep it warmer by insulating your home for years to come, helping you save money on your fuel bill.

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