Although we love the long summer days, there’s just something about the Fall that we just can’t get enough of. Whether you enjoy the colorful trees or the fact that the holiday season is just that much closer, it’s safe to say that almost everyone has something they enjoy about the changing seasons. Nevertheless, the Fall does also mean chillier nights and that we are just a bit closer to the cold winter months, so it’s time to get your home ready so you are all set for the drop in temperature once it’s here. Below are some home improvement items to add to your checklist this year:
- Check Out Your Roof: Did you know that roofs should be replaced or updated every 20 to 50 years? Of course, the amount of time depends on the materials that were used on your roof. One of the last things you want to worry about during the fall or winter during the snow is a leaky roof.
- Update Your Windows: Although windows can last up to 50 years, it’s important to take a look at all of the windows in your home. If you notice any damage on the wood work around your windows or any cracks, it’s definitely time to update them.
- Clean Those Gutters: If you haven’t checked up on your gutters lately, it’s time to do so before it gets cold outside. Once it’s cold and ice starts to form on the roof, this simple task can turn into a nightmare job.
- Update Your Heating System: For those of you who started noticing your heat wasn’t working the same as it used to last winter, make sure to take the time to update everything before it gets really cold. The last thing you’ll want to do during the winter is to be left without heat and have to wear your jacket inside the house.
Do you have any items you would add to the list of improvements to make before the fall arrives? Let us know what you think!
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