For many, Labor Day signifies the end of what feels like summer. While fall doesn’t officially start until September 22nd, the feeling of summer (and warm temperatures) starts to disappear after the holiday. Get a jump start on home maintenance tasks for fall by finishing these improvement projects while the weather is still good.
1. Request A Roof Inspection
Summer can be hard on your home, but scorching temperatures can be especially harmful to your roof. In addition, the spring and summer months are typically when more severe weather occurs. If you have not had a professional roof inspection yet this year – now is the time! Trust us, you don’t want to wait until it is freezing outside to find out you have a roof leak or that your roof needs to be replaced!
2. Weatherproof Your Home
As the cold approaches, it is important to make sure no warm air will be escaping this winter. Keep the heat in by caulking around doors.
3. Trim Trees And Bushes
Every homeowner knows that raking leaves during the fall is a pain – but trees too close to your home can cause serious damage. Trim trees back to prevent debris build-up on your roof as trees lose their leaves this fall.
4. Add Insulation
Whether it’s hot or cold, proper insulation will lower your energy bills and ensure a comfortable indoor temperature. If you have noticed that your energy bills are slowly increasing it means that it is time to replace your insulation.
5. Check Your Gutters!
As with many other aspects of your home, it is important to properly and routinely inspect and maintain your gutters to ensure that they remain in complete working order. Without proper maintenance, they can become overwhelmed with ice formation and snow buildup that is made even worse as heavy rains come in. Routine gutter inspection and maintenance can go a long way in preventing this from becoming a problem.
Summer days are limited so get these home improvement projects started now. Fall brings its own list of seasonal projects, and you’ll be thankful that you didn’t let your summer to-dos pile up into the fall.