With cooler temperatures rolling in, every homeowner must proactively think ahead about home projects. Harsh weather can create wear and tear on your roofing, siding, and gutters, leading to future costs if your home’s exterior is not in good care.
We have created a list of the best home projects to be done in fall and winter that you can take on; ensuring your home is in excellent shape all year long.
Prioritize Exterior Projects During Fall & Winter
The first step in preparing your home for colder weather projects is to create an itemized list of the most cold-weather-prone aspects of your home’s exterior.
To determine what part of your home exterior requires the most attention, consider your home’s overall needs. You’ll want to prioritize the components of your home that are most likely to have significant problems if not addressed before winter. The most affected areas of your home’s exterior are your roof, siding, gutters, and windows.
Fix Your Roof
Those loose and cracked shingles that go ignored can become more significant problems come winter and spring. Issues such as water damage, pests, and mold in your home can result from a damaged roof with snowfall and rain.
By handling roofing repairs and replacements in advance during the fall and early winter, professional roof experts can complete your home’s roofing project more efficiently due to the season’s better weather and temperature.
Replace or Install Siding
Good siding helps retain heat, improves the air quality in your home by reducing mold and mildew growth, keeps sound from passing into or out of your home, and helps keep the structures of your home well-supported and healthy.
Replacing or installing siding can increase your home’s livability and help support your and your family’s health and wellness.
Take Care of Your Gutters
You may see a few signs of wear and tear as you clear your gutters of leaves and waste. With the snow and colder weather comes the risk of water damage to your home. In addition, too much buildup of debris can not only damage your gutters but can lead to wear on the siding and roof as well.
If you notice rust, soil erosion, water damage marks, gaps, or cracks, it may be time to consider replacing your gutter system.
Insulate Your Windows
Condensation can severely damage your windows and home and can create additional costs with heating. Now is the time to seal your windows with caulking if you notice any cracks or gaps.
If your window needs replacement, consider materials like vinyl or fiberglass for better thermal protection and tighter seals.
Beyond Exteriors Can Help With Your Home Projects This Fall & Winter
If you’re ready to secure your home against the elements, count on Beyond Exteriors to get the job done! Our professional installers have proudly helped homeowners in and around Northern Virginia with gutter replacements and installation, roofing, siding, and window and door services.