As a homeowner, you must have a seasonal home maintenance and repairs checklist as well as an ongoing project list. These lists will minimize the likelihood of costly repairs and broken appliances, keep your home looking its best and maintaining your property value. Here are a few home improvement projects for fall you can do in a weekend.
Clean the Gutters
Fall creates a mess of leaves. And, unfortunately, leaves can clog up your gutters. If left unchecked this can create costly repairs. Hop on a ladder to make sure your gutters are clear of leaves and debris or hire a professional. Also, consider replacing or upgrading your gutters if they don’t seem to be doing the job even when they’re clean.
Service Your Home Systems
Your water heater and HVAC systems should be serviced by a professional at least once per year. This will keep them tuned up and minimize the likelihood of downtime during the cold winter months. Servicing will also optimize energy efficiency. Be sure to change your HVAC filters as directed, which is typically every 30 days—but some brands only need to be cleaned every 6 months or so.
Upgrade Your Front Door
A new front door can beautify your home and reduce drafts. It’s one of those small details that can make a world of difference, but don’t forget your other exterior doors. Be sure to check the quality of side doors, patio doors, and even your garage door. This includes checking the locks, door jamb, the panes if they have windows, and the weather stripping.
Inspect Your Windows
Winter is on its way and broken or drafty glass windows can cause your energy costs to skyrocket. Sometimes windows simply need to be resealed or have the weather stripping changed, but if you haven’t yet upgraded to newer, energy efficient options—now is the time. It’s an upfront investment but it will pay off in the long run.
If you require high-quality, beautiful, and energy-efficient glass windows or doors, we invite you to browse the options at McCarren Supply. We are a building supply outlet with competitive prices on quality products for homeowners in and around Carlisle, Pennsylvania.