4 Fall Home Projects

Winter is coming! It’s time to start making your home cozier this fall. Get ready to tackle all the renovations you kept delaying due to your endless summer activities. If you have no idea where to begin, here are some areas to consider:

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Clean the carpet
Fall is the perfect time to clean your carpets — the humid days of summer have passed, but the below-freezing days of winter have yet to arrive. It’s the best time to open windows for ventilation, which should speed the drying process. Let a professional wrangle the bulky cleaning equipment — with a house full of wet carpet, you’ll be best suited to get outdoors and enjoy the lingering warm days. Source: BHG

Prepare the deck
Clean porch and deck furniture, and look for any needed repairs. Cover and store outdoor furniture and barbecues in a protected area. Make sure all soil is emptied from pots and planters. Dirt left in clay pots will freeze and cause the pots to crack if left outside. Source: BobVila

Patch the roof
Throughout the summer, your roof probably endured high winds, heat, or severe thunderstorms. This may have aggravated it enough to cause patches to form and put your attic and ceiling at risk. Now those patches are serious concerns you need to address before they’re under the strain of higher winds and maybe snowfall and hail. Address such holes yourself, or enlist the help of a roofing professional to come out and repair them immediately. Source: CheatSheet

Clean the gutters
“Moisture is the No. 1 problem in maintaining a home,” says Carlsen. “Getting moisture away from the foundation is key. And the way the do it is to clean your gutters and check your downspouts to make sure water is being funneled away from the house.” Clogged gutters in the winter mean ice can build up and cause damage. “In the spring, you want them running free and clear, so do it as soon as all the leaves are off the trees.” Source: HouseLogic

For better and more long-term results, consider hiring a professional to do the hard work for you. Call us today!


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