For many, Labor Day signifies the end of what feels like summer. While fall doesn’t officially start until September 23rd, the feeling of summer (and warm temperatures) starts to disappear after the holiday. Get a jump start on home maintenance tasks by finishing these improvement projects while the weather is still warm.
1. Request A Roof Inspection
Summer can be hard on your home, and scorching temperatures can be especially harmful to your roof. Also, 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 replacing!
2. Weatherproof Your Home
As the cold approaches, it is essential 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 severe 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 it is time to replace your insulation.
5. Check Your Gutters!
As with many other aspects of your home, it is vital to routinely and adequately 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 build-up that is made even worse as the heavy spring 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 list of seasonal projects, and you’ll be thankful that you didn’t let your summer to-dos pile up into the fall.
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