Fall is a time of year that brings a nice change of pace, cooler temperatures, gorgeous scenery, and all the flavored pumpkin treats you can imagine! The beginning of fall also signals that winter isn’t too far away. Harsh winter weather is extremely hard on your home’s exterior. Luckily, there’s plenty of exterior home projects that will help protect your home, all while making it feel and look great!
Poor insulation in your home can result in numerous issues. Not enough insulation in the attic and exterior walls will make it harder to maintain the desired temperature in your home. Your furnace will have to work harder, and you’ll still feel uncomfortable cold drafts. Too much insulation poses a risk for humidity and mold growth. If there’s not good insulation around your water pipes, the likelihood of a frozen or bursting water pipe is high! Bring in a general contractor to assess all of the insulation in your home. They can offer suggestions on how to improve it before harsh winter weather arrives.
Your roof should be inspected at least once a year. Fall is a good time to get the inspection done, so you won’t have to worry about water leaks or missing shingles as the snow starts to pile up. Hiring a roofing contractor to inspect your roof is the best way to ensure nothing is overlooked. Any damages that the contractor finds should be scheduled for a repair before the fall is over! Your gutter systems and siding can be inspected at the same time for even better winter weather protection!
Having an outdoor space for entertaining is a big perk! Those spaces need to be maintained during the fall and winter if you want them to look and function well during the warmer seasons. Preparing your deck and patio for winter helps to extend the life of the space. Clean your outdoor furniture and put it up in the garage or storage shed. There’s no reason for expensive patio furniture to be exposed to snow and ice! Next, remove any patio décor and planters that are ceramic or glass. Either move these fragile items inside or empty them out, cover, and store them with the furniture. Glass and ceramic décor are likely to crack or shatter if it’s exposed to cold weather. Once you’ve cleared the deck or patio, sweep it with a broom and look for signs of damage. Contact a contractor right away if you discover any cracks, broken pieces, warping, or holes.
Fall home remodeling projects should become a part of your annual routine if you want to improve the look and life expectancy of your home’s exterior. Contact Micheal Morse Construction today if you’d like an experienced, dependable helping hand for your fall projects! We can build efficient additions and more.