It’s the first week of November and cool weather has finally settled into North Georgia. It’s a great time to perform some simple home improvements to have your home and property looking its best before the holiday season begins.
Trim Trees Close to Home
If you have mature trees near your home, now is the time to call in the professionals and have them trimmed. Dying trees can look perfectly healthy to the untrained eye, but could pose a real hazard when winter storms blow in. Having trees near your home trimmed before the seasons change might just save your roof from damage and will certainly avoid debris from piling up in the spring.
Clean Gutters – DIY or Call the Pro’s?
If gutters are clogged with leaves and debris before icy winter rains and snow hit, serious problems like foundational damage and leaky ceilings can result. For some, cleaning gutters is an easy Do-It-Yourself, especially if you have a low roofline and the appropriate tools. But if you suspect any damage or have a home with soaring rooflines, it’s better to hire a professional. They’ll keep your gutters spotless and in good working order all year long.
Does your home need new windows before the weather turns truly cold in North Georgia? How about new countertops before Thanksgiving? You’ve still got time! Small remodels/updates are perfect for this time of year, when the weather is mild enough to let the air in without freezing you out, and you won’t be terribly inconvenienced in the pre-holiday entertaining season.
Fix the Roof
If your home needs a new roof or roof repair, don’t put it off any longer. Hire professionals to fix loose shingles, damaged flashing, and leaks. They’ll also make sure all ventilation is in good working order, which will keep your home warm and dry in the wet, cold months ahead. Spending a little on roof maintenance now can save thousands in the future.
Decks, Porches, and Patios
Outdoor living spaces like decks, porches, and patios can start to show wear and tear by the end of the summer season. You’ll likely see some sun damage if you look closely. Use the cooler temps to power wash your concrete patios and touch up paint on decks and porches. It’s also a great time to install a new deck if you don’t have one, perfect for fall cookouts and tailgating parties.
Just a little time and money spent on fall maintenance and quick remodels can keep your home warm, dry, and ready for holiday entertaining.
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