It is fall in New England. Which means the leaves look beautiful and it is almost time for kids to go trick or treating. And although Spring and Summer are the perfect time to start outdoor remodeling projects for your home, fall is the best time to make sure your home is winter-ready. It is vital for your home that you are ready for the winter. And honestly, you would much rather have this handled now than waiting to try and do this work during the cold winter.
Check Your Windows and Door Frames
The first project every homeowner should do is check their home for air leaks. Air leaks not only increase your heating bill, but they also allow mice and other rodents to enter your home. If you are already noticing pests in your home, that is a sign that your siding, roofing, or windows have spaces for pests to come in through. These pests can destroy your property. That is why it is important to survey your home and make sure there is no outstanding damage that allows for air leaks. Although most air leaks can be fixed with caulk, in some cases you will need to hire a contractor to replace or repair your siding.
Schedule A Roof Checkup
Another great project that doesn’t require that much work on your part is scheduling a roof maintenance check. You will want to make sure your chimneys are clean before having any fires this winter, and that your roof is ready to bear the weight of layers of snow and ice. It is vital that you check your roof for damage and holes. If you are noticing leaks in your attic, that can be a sign of a weakened roof. And what may just be a simple leak this fall, can be a complete cave-in in the winter.
Secure Pools and Decks
Now is the best time to make sure your pool and outdoor areas are set up for the winter. Bring in any outdoor furniture into a garage and make sure to clean your deck one last time. If you notice damage on your deck, fall is a great time to repair it or hire a professional crew to handle the repair work. If you have an above ground pool, you need to winterize it by partially draining it, adding chemicals, and covering it up for the winter season.
Contact Novus Exteriors
Completing your home’s fall chore checklist doesn’t need to be a lot of work. Call Novus Exteriors to get help with siding, windows, decking, and roofing this fall.