Fall is the perfect time to tackle some of the home improvement projects on your list. The cooler weather offers benefits which make projects easier and increase the likelihood of their success. Here are some of our top home improvement recommendations for the fall.
- Aeration and Over-seeding: The heat of the summer can do significant damage to grass if it doesn’t get enough water. Grass needs time to germinate its root base to survive. That is why fall is the perfect time to aerate and over-seed. Aeration opens the soil so important nutrients and water can enter, which are vital to growing grass. Over-seeding helps to replenish existing grass for a full, lush lawn in the spring.
- Paint Your Home’s Exterior: Fall is the optimal time to paint the exterior of your home. The dry days and cool evenings are a perfect mix for paint to dry correctly. Painting also provides a huge boost to the value of a home. Homeowners can immediately recognize an 80-140% return on investment when they paint the exterior of their home.
- Sweep the Chimney: Most homeowners love a warm, cozy fire in the fireplace during the winter months. That is why making sure the chimney is cleaned during the fall makes so much sense. A dirty chimney poses heath and fire risks to homeowners. Having a licensed professional clean your chimney during the fall is inexpensive and can save you from heartache later.
- Inspect Your Roof: We don’t tend to get major snowfalls in Virginia, but they do occur. That is why now is the time to inspect your roof. Any weaknesses or missing shingles could result in a leak or even a roof collapse. Fall is the perfect time for an inspection because roofers tend to charge more in the winter months.
Now that you know these inexpensive tips, why not give them a try? We believe it’s how you live that matters and hope they help you make the most of fall in your home. Have your own tips? Post them on our Facebook page!