Five Fall Home Projects

 

Summer is drawing to a close in the Lakes Corridor. It’s almost time for back to school, football, bonfires, and crisp Fall days. Now is the perfect time to schedule your Fall home projects. We’ve put together a checklist of five projects that will save you time and money in the future.

 

Replace Windows

Have you noticed condensation or frost on your windows? Do you feel a cold draft creeping in when you’re next to certain windows in the Winter? Replacing old windows is an investment in your comfort as well as the value of your home. Today’s windows are energy efficient, saving you money and making your home more appealing to a would be home buyer.

 

Inspect Your Roof

Constant exposure to the elements can take a toll on your roof, especially in extreme Iowa weather. Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against rain, snow, sleet, and hail. It’s easier to do a little preventative maintenance now than try to repair a roof leak in a blizzard.

 

Prepare the Deck for Winter

Clean deck furniture and grills and move to protected storage. Empty all of the planters, any dirt left inside will expand when it freezes and can cause damage. Sweep the deck well, and take note of any needed repairs and schedule an appointment to have those completed in order to protect your investment. Just a few simple steps can keep your deck in top condition for years to come.

 

Schedule a Chimney Cleaning

Make sure your chimney is free of dangerous creosote and unwanted pests. Install a cap on your chimney to stop critters from making a home and causing damage. Have a professional inspect the entire system and make any needed repairs.

 

Check Walkways, Railings, and Stairs

Getting from your vehicle to the front door can be hazardous in the dead of Winter. Schedule needed repairs to driveways and sidewalks to make for a safer surface for family and friends. Check for needed repairs on the stairs, make sure railings are sturdy and in good shape. Scheduling repairs now can save headaches later when surfaces are coated in snow and ice.

 

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