Ask any mother what her favorite season is, and most likely you’ll hear the word Autumn spoken. Of course, the season signals the beginning of the new school year, so what mother could argue with that? Now, while people tend to associate Spring as the time of renewal and fresh starts, one can argue that the fall season is a good starting point as well. School starts in the fall, and you never hear about the “new spring season” on television, right? Therefore it makes sense that if you are interested in new home improvement projects for your home, why not begin just as the leaves are changing color?
Think about Autumn where you live…how quickly does the weather turn cool? Are you in a location at risk for hurricanes and other inclement weather? How and where you live will determine the best improvement procedures for your home, and it’s always a good idea to consult with a reputable contractor in your area who can also recommend the best fixes for your interior, backyard, and front landscaping. It’s probable you’ll hear these five suggestions as you browse possible additions to your house:
1) Awning installation – If you want to continue entertaining on your deck or porch but aren’t looking forward to shivering in the cold, a retractable awning can help block winds and retain heat from a fire shoppe setup. Not only that, they look attractive, and you don’t have to worry about snow build-up – a retractable awning does just that when you’re not using it.
2) Porch enclosure – If you would prefer to separate your back entertainment area from the yard altogether, consider an enclosure and turn your porch into a Florida room. This makes the space usable year-round with large glass windows that bring in light and help keep the temperature perfect for an intimate brunch or cozy evening.
3) Roof installation – After the heat of the summer has faded, and before snow threatens to burden you with days of shoveling, it’s a good time to check your roof for any needed repair or replacement. Make sure the ventilation is working properly, too, so you don’t waste money on heating bills in the winter.
4) Attic insulation – As the weather gets colder, think of the condition of your attic. Is it properly sealed against the elements? To make sure nothing is leaking, it’s good to check on the condition of the insulation and make repairs where needed.
5) Window replacement – Windows bring in natural light, which can cut down power bills. They also keep the outside…out. If you have lived in your home a while, take note of the condition of your window glass. You may wish to replace any brittle windows or else update your home’s look.
Don’t wait through another winter to get your home in shape for the new seasons. Fall is a great time to think about home improvement. Send the kids back to school and get to work yourself on making your home work better for the whole family.