Things to do Around Home Before Fall

Minnesota evenings are getting cooler even though it’s technically still some summer, but that makes it the best time for several home improvement projects.

Fix your roof.

It’s not as exciting as a new kitchen, but it will save your kitchen from leak damage.  Today’s roof options can definitely add a nice design element to your home, but the biggest reason to have your roof repaired or replaced, is that you need it to protect you, your family, and everything in your home.  A few loose shingles may not seem like a big deal, but they can be a sign of bigger issues.  Find out the real story with a free, no-contact home inspection from All Pro Xteriors.  In just days, you could have a beautiful, but more importantly, a sound roof over your head.  The crew are skilled professionals who do clean up after themselves.  This is a job you should get done before the winter weather rolls in, and now that mornings and evenings are a little cooler, its an ideal time to get the work done.

Upgrade your Windows.

Replacement windows is another home feature that can instantly add to your home’s curb appeal.  And just as important as the visual pop, is the energy efficiency and savings that you will gain.  If you have old single paned, or improperly aligned windows, new energy efficient, properly fitting replacement windows can save you up to 25 percent on your heating bills this winter.  Double paned replacement windows have an energy efficiency rating higher by 18 percent in summer and 24 percent in winter over their single paned cousins.  Call your All Pro Xteriors professionals at (952) 486-7834 for design and energy efficiency options you’ll love.

Repaint your Home.

Whether you are painting the trim or the entire home, the Fall is usually a great time to do it.  The temperatures are low enough to avoid bubbling in the hot sun when drying, but not so low that the paint can’t dry.  Nothing refreshes like a new coat of paint…but a word of caution; only paint on surfaces meant to be painted.  You can create a whole new set of problems if you paint on a surface that won’t hold the paint.

Repaint or Replace your Front Door

So often, the front door is the focal point of your home’s exterior.  If the door is dingy, or dilapidated, it is repellent.  Making your front door look inviting, instantly adds curb appeal to your home.  Here is one more thing to consider: drafts and heat transference through a hollow, or improperly installed door, can raise this winter’s energy bills.  Your All Pro Xteriors professionals can walk you through design options and energy efficiency ratings for your new front door, and have it installed in no time.

Gutter Cleaning.

Even though you will be cleaning those gutters in another month or more, cleaning gutters now will prevent some of the blockage that could occur.  If you can prevent water from backflowing, you can prevent damage somewhere on your home.

Furnace Tune up

Now, before you need to run it to keep warm, change your furnace’s filter and have a furnace repair professional tune up your furnace.  It will save you headaches later.

We are just winding down summer, and winter seems so far away, but maintaining your home now makes it easier to check what really needs to be done, before it gets covered in snow and ice.