Fall is perfect for checking off a few to-do lists on your home repair checklist.
Here are a few suggestions to start with these to improve your home this fall:
Replacing or repairing a roof before the winter storms, be it rain or snow. Winter winds and precipitation (think ice) can prevent a roofer from stopping a large leak that can cause serious damage to your home.
This seemingly small project can provide some big savings in energy costs. The build-up of debris prevents air from freely flowing throughout your ventilation system, forcing the system to work longer and harder to heat (or cool) your home. Plus, the service will significantly improve the air quality in your home.
Install a New Front Door
Lots of home improvement experts will tell you to replace your windows to improve energy efficiency. While that is true, replacing your front door will also help cut costs.
Clean the Gutters
Clogged gutters in the fall and winter will lead to water and ice build-up. Discard all of the leaves, sticks and debris that have collected in the gutters. Seal any cracks or leaks, and install gutter covers.
Warm fall days are perfect: you can open the windows to get rid of the fumes and help the drying process.