Summer will be departing soon and then comes fall and winter.
There are plenty of easy home improvement projects you can take on that will increase your home’s value, make it look better, and get things ready for the upcoming fall and winter seasons.
Summer is a great time to work on your home because the weather is warm, which makes doing most of these chores a breeze.
You can finish some of these projects in less than an hour, while others will require a bigger time commitment, depending on your home’s features.
Start at the top of the list for the easier, quicker fixes and work your way down.
Handyman Alpharetta | 4 Home Projects to Prepare for Fall
Clean the Gutters
If your home sits under a pollinating tree, then your gutters might have brown or yellow stains dripping down the sides from the spring’s pollination cycle.
But even if it doesn’t, leaves may have accumulated, which not only clog gutters, but can cause stains as well. Now is a great time to scrub your gutters down because the weather is warm and they’ll stay relatively clean until the fall.
Clean Exterior Lights
Have you ever cleaned out the dead bugs from your home’s exterior lights? Many people don’t think to do this, but those bugs add up.
They not only look gross, but they also dim the quality of the light. This is an easy chore that will give your home a bright, clean look.
Fix Concrete Cracks
If you have a concrete driveway, patio, or path, you know that the winter months can be brutal on these areas. The constant freezing and melting, as well as the salt you throw down, all contribute to cracks. If left unattended, these cracks will get wider with each successive winter season.
If the crack is small, buy concrete caulk. Simply clean out the crack (a pressure washer works great for this) and apply the caulk. If the crack is large, then you’ll need to apply concrete patch.
Caulk the Exterior
Caulk not only helps protect the exterior of your home from the elements, but it also helps keep it airtight, which means lower monthly utility bills for you. Exterior caulking should be done once per year.
And you sure don’t want to do this outdoor project during the dead of winter or during a wet fall or spring. Start caulking around windows and doors first. If your home has a wooden exterior, use clear caulk between any slats that are separating or open.
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