Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Autumn Home Improvement

blog front door Fall is a great time to embark upon home improvement projects, especially those that don’t break the bank. These top fall home improvement projects are typical projects that homeowners should consider before winter. Winter has a way of sneaking up on us, but if you start thinking of these home improvement projects now you can enjoy a warmer, more beautiful home that is more energy efficient and safe.

Replace Windows and Doors
This low cost project can be as simple as replacing caulking and seals to reduce heating costs. Based on the age of your windows and doors, consider a total replacement for the highest energy efficiency benefit. Replace your windows if they are more than 10 years old. Windows are the pathway through which most house heat escapes. Not only do new windows increase energy efficiency, but they also increase house resale value. Go for the highest insulating factor you can afford. Repair or Replace the Roof Fall is the best time to have a contractor look at the roof and determine if any trouble spots are present and could become an issue during the winter months.

Clean or Replace Gutters
Gutters that are not working properly can cause interior damage. To prevent costly repairs later, replace those older gutters. Gutters are a big pain if they become clogged or, even worse, fall from the house. Ideally, maintenance should be done before the leaves fall.

Fill the Cracks
Gaps, cracks and holes in your home can result in serious
loss of heat through the winter, so try filling them in as a fall home improvement project.

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