As summer ends, weekends start to have more free time and we have less outdoor fun. It feels like a transition from beach parties and backyard barbecues to donning mittens and staying mostly indoors. Who said winter should be spent mourning for the sunny summer? Spend autumn doing some fall renovations on your property so that your winter can be cozy and worry-free!
Check your Insulation
Over time, insulation can become damaged or wear away. Check open insulation in unfinished areas like garages, rafters, crawl spaces, or in your roof to make sure it’s all in place. Wrap any pipes, especially water pipes that run underground, to prevent freezing.
Seal your Windows
Same as above, you don’t want bitter winds ruining your cozy home. Make sure no drafts can get through your doors or windows by sealing and cracks around frames.
Check your Roof for Leaks
Have you ever fixed your roof with freezing rain or heaps of snow falling on your back? How about with a blazing summer sun blistering your shoulders? Autumn is the perfect time to check your roof for loose shingles. While you’re up there, it’s the perfect time to repair or replace the part of your gutter that you know always leaks or overflows!
Repair your Fireplace
Have your fireplace inspected and your chimney repaired to make sure it’s in proper working order for the coming winter. Nothing says cozy like curling up by the fire with loved ones on a chilly winter day!
These are just a few easy fall renovations to get you started. Getting in the habit of checking your home yearly will not only keep you with less worries in winter, but it will leave your home in great shape!
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