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Monday, October 27, 2014
Perfect Home Renovations To Do During Fall
Fall is the perfect time of year to complete home improvement projects. It is not too hot or too cold to be working either on the interior or exterior of your home. If you are looking to improve your home or to make the home more energy efficient for the winter; fall is the perfect season to work around your home.
Fall home improvements are popular not only because of the perfect weather to complete tem in but also the timing is ideal with the holiday’s right around the corner. Consider improvements to your kitchen. This is the gathering spot for many occasions from Thanksgiving dinner to Christmas brunch. With all the cooking and entertaining that will take place kitchen renovations including a double oven and additional seating will sure to be crowd pleasers. Minor kitchen updates like new cabinet hardware are also a great way to update the space.
Another home update that is ideal to accomplish in the fall is replacing older windows with new energy efficient ones. Old windows tend to be the biggest source of lost heat within the home. Cold air easily enters and hot air escapes through the cracks in the window frames. If new windows are outside your budget consider caulking window sill and adding plastic overlay to window in the areas with the greatest heat loss present. This simple renovation to your home can save you hundreds of dollars in utility costs.
Fall is the perfect time to evaluate the insulation and ventilation in your attic. Too little or too much ventilation can be problematic when it comes your homes attic. The addition of insulation to your home can be done in a variety of ways. The two most common are for insulation to be blown in or to use rolled insulation. This is a simple home renovation that can really make a different during the cold winter months.
Another repair or renovation that is wise in the fall is roof repairs or the installation of a new roof. Roofers are often less busy then they are in the summer months during the fall season. Now is the perfect time to have a new roof installed. You can negotiated a better price on labor as well as roofing materials. Fall is when they start to move last year’s stock so many contractors will offer specials on fall roofing projects. Just remember that you have to live with your roofing choice for the next fifteen to twenty years.
Fall is also the best time of year for exterior painting. Summer weather has a negative effect on the paint. The hot temperatures and direct sunlight all expose the paint to elements that don’t allow for it to properly adhere. The fall temperatures make is ideal to add a fresh coat of paint on to the exterior of your home.
Home improvements can be done throughout the year. The fall weather is ideal for many different renovations that are difficult to do in summer temperatures. Space out renovations in a manner that allows you to take advantage of the seasonal temperature benefits.
Jason Foldenauer Construction, out of Howell and Brighton Michigan, offers a variety of home renovations to clients ranging from kitchen and bathroom remodeling to home additions and storage sheds. Contact http://www.jfcremodeling.com today for your entire home renovating needs.