Top Fall Home Improvement Projects

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					Top Fall Home Improvement Projects
As the seasons come and go, it should not only be fun activities that we should be thinking of and be
busy with but also tasks to maintain, if not improve, the comfort and functionality in our New York
homes. The warm and sunny days will soon be over and putting off important fall home improvement
projects until the months get chilly can prove to be costly and so inconvenient. So if you do not want
to go through all the headaches, it's time to plan your fall home improvement projects whether you
are in Long Island, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island.
Homes, indeed, are one of the greatest investments anybody can have in a lifetime and allotting time
and money to take care of it will provide safety, security, and comfort as well as a boost in property
value and enhanced quality of everyday living. To make them last throughout the harsh winter chill
and beyond many years to come, here are the top fall home improvement projects to undertake:
1. Property and Home Inspection
The best start to your line of fall home improvement projects this year is a thorough evaluation done
by a qualified professional. Though this can initially cost you some, this step will prove to be worth
more than your money's value. By discovering damages early on, you will save yourself from grave
surprises instead of them finding their way to you and your house from silently deteriorating.
2. Roofing
Being among the areas most exposed to damaging elements, natural and not, your roofing should be
the first area to look into when considering fall home improvements. Especially with the snow on the
way, patching whatever roofing problems would be crucial. Things to look for include:
· missing or damaged shingles,
· slits between flashes where the siding and roof joins with flues and vents,
· damp and moldy spots,
· and broken mortar surrounding the chimney especially at caps joints, and washes.
3. Clean and Tune Up
Simply cleaning your surroundings and tuning up important systems can take your efforts for fall
home improvements a long, long way. The seemingly harmless accumulation of dead leaves and
branches on your gutters can easily bleed you financially. If your gutters got clogged and standing
water freezes, this could not only impair the existing gutter system but could also affect efficiency and
condition of basement, foundation, walls, crawl spaces and even landscaping. Consider the
installation of gutter guards that prevents debris from getting into your gutter system. Also make sure
that your drain and gutter system efficiently draws water away from your house.
Other fall home improvements that fall under this category include:
• Sweeping chimneys
• Mowing and removing leaves and dead branches on your lawn to avoid snowmolds
• Checking and maintaining furnace
• Winterizing lawn by nitrogen fertilizing
• Avoid freezing by adding insulation to pipes
• Checking thermostats and considering a programmable one to replace your old thermostat
• Making sure that no pests can sneak into your home, or worse, have already made a home of
  house.

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