The Best Exterior Renovation Projects to do This Fall
Fall is finally here! Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year. With changing leaves and cooler weather, it is easy to just sit back and relax. However, before winter comes and now that the summer heat has passed, fall is actually a great time to do some exterior renovation projects. Of course, a homeowner’s to-do list never ends, but here are the best exterior renovation projects to do this fall. Check off a few of those to-dos with these projects.
1. Change out Windows
Changing out your windows is a great exterior renovation project to do this fall because it increases energy efficiency. Old windows let heat escape from the home so replacing them will keep that from happening and save money on heat bills. Fall is the perfect time to do this because, during the replacement process, the windows will let in the outside air which would be intolerable in the summer or winter.
2. Replace the Garage Door
The garage door is an element of security of the home and an exterior design focal point. If homeowners want to upgrade the look of their home or ensure that the garage door isn’t a weak point in security, replacing the garage door is a good place to start. Garage door replacement costs vary but it is always worth the money in peace of mind and the improvement to curb appeal.
3. Swap the Doors
Swapping out the front or patio door, like the garage door can be an excellent renovation project to do this fall. The front door and patio door often begin to let air in from the outdoors and are a security concern if outdated. New doors are more secure and well insulated. Additionally, like with windows, the outside air will fill the house during the replacement process making fall the best time to do it.
4. Upgrade Home Siding
The fall is also the perfect time to upgrade home siding because, in most areas of the country, there is not much rain during the fall season and a few consecutive days of dry weather to get this project done is necessary. Consider vertical siding options for a unique look. Vertical siding is also easier to clean and often more durable. This is because, with vertical siding, water runs down the siding instead of across it taking debris with it while not allowing pooling in the cracks and crevices.
5. Install Custom Gutters
In the fall, leaves can clog up gutters and prevent snow from melting and draining properly during the winter. Installing custom gutters ensures proper water drainage from the roof. Additionally, like with the siding, dry weather is a prerequisite to this project.
Get Help From a Professional
As a homeowner, completing these projects alone can be daunting. Some home improvement projects are also more complicated and require more than one person. Not everyone may know how to even start a few of these projects as well or maybe want to spend their fall relaxing. Hiring a professional can help achieve more in less time. In the Chicago area, Green T Services is the one-stop shop for affordable home improvement services. Cross all of these exterior renovations off the to-do list this fall with help from Green T Services.
Natalie Akins is an editor for the Innovative Building Materials blog and a content writer for the building materials industry. She is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that save money, improve energy efficiency, and increase property value.