Fall is one of the most charming seasons filled with apple-picking, pumpkin spice-flavored everything, and gorgeous autumn scenery. It’s also one of the best seasons for tackling home improvement projects. With the humidity and hot weather of summer tapering off, now is the perfect time to get
outside and work on the exterior of your home. Besides the favorable weather, fall is also a good time to hire a contractor for home improvements, as they typically aren’t as busy during this time of year.
Before you jump into a home improvement project, consider which ones have the best return on investment – especially if you’re considering selling your home in the spring. These home improvement projects are considered the most rewarding projects to tackle during the fall months:
1. Power-wash the exterior
Cleaning your home’s siding is the perfect job for cooler fall days. If you have a lighter colored siding, you may notice a brown or green tint to it caused by algae, moss or mildew. Leaving it on your siding not only looks bad, but it can eventually cause damage to your home. A good power washing can improve the exterior of your home in the course of one afternoon! Start from the bottom up so you can see what you are cleaning. Use smooth strokes in a direction that won’t force dirt and grime behind the siding.
2. Window replacement
Old, drafty windows may not seem like a big deal at the moment, but you may think otherwise when winter arrives! Windows affect the energy efficiency of your home by contributing to the overall insulative ability. If your windows no longer insulate well, they can allow energy loss, resulting in spikes in your utility bills. Fall is a good time to have a professional window installer replace your windows with a more energy efficient, insulated option.
3. Install LeafGuard® gutters
Cleaning gutters has always been a necessary evil during the fall months, but not anymore! LeafGuard® gutters not only enhance the curb appeal of your home, but they’re also guaranteed to keep the leaves out of your gutters thanks to a built-in hood that covers the top of the gutter. Their custom fit allows you to enjoy both improved aesthetics and function for your property.
Any gardener will tell you that fall is a great time for planting. Now is the time to think about your spring yard and plant perennial bulbs. It’s also a good time to plant trees. If you position it right, your new tree can act as a windbreak during the cold winter months and provide shade during the summer.
There’s so much to enjoy during this season of the year, but the time you spend on your home will continue to pay off in the seasons to come! To get started on your home improvement project, give the professionals at Exterior Source a call today. We specialize in all your exterior home improvements, such as gutters, siding, roofing, windows, doors, decks, sunrooms, and pavers – everything you need for a fun fall at home!