Now that the temperatures have started to calm down a bit, it’s time to kick the home renovations into overdrive. Fall is the perfect time to clean out the attic, repaint the house or even add an addition. There are so many things that you can do to improve your home; you just need the weather to cooperate. So what are some things that you can do around your home to prepare for the upcoming winter season? First, you need to make sure that your home is safe.
Check the HVAC Unit
Your HVAC unit was a major component during the summer. However, during the winter season, it will also be vitally important. It is essential to make sure the filters have been changed and that the unit is running efficiently. If there is a gas unit in the home, you may need that heat to take the chill off those frosty mornings. Rather than leaving your unit to time and chance, it’s time to have the heat exchanger inspected. Pin dot holes of rust can form on this exchanger and release carbon monoxide into the air. If your unit is old or seen better days, you may consider replacing it.
Do you have old windows? Are the windows foggy and the seal busted? Older windows are a huge energy hog. They cause drafts that are uncomfortable during the winter. New windows can improve the curb appeal of the home, plus they can reduce the energy bills. Why not install some new windows and improve the overall savings of the home?
Paint the House
If you have been neglecting painting your home or adding new siding because the temperatures are too hot, now may be the time to act. Siding can give the house a whole new look. With a wide variety of colors available, it’s easy to give your home a makeover without spending a ton of money. Painting is easy, but siding is better to the worn out property.
Get a New Roof
Before old man winter comes knocking at your door, you may want to get that roof replaced. If you have been avoiding repairs or replacement, it’s time to pull the trigger. Your roof is a vital part of protecting the home. If you have missing shingles, curled shingles or leaks it’s time to do something about it. There is a wide variety of options, and anything is better than allowing the snow and ice to blow in and cause massive problems. All those things you have put off can be done when the air turns crisp. Getting on a roof in 90-degree weather is torture; however, once things cool down, much more work can be done. If you desire curb appeal and to be the envy of the neighborhood, it’s time to make some changes and be the house that everyone wants. Whether it’s adding a new paint color or a screened in porch, it makes no difference, a home improvement contractor can help you make some much-needed changes.