Ready for Harvest: Home Improvement Projects for Autumn

Leaves are starting to fall and the air is starting to become a bit chilly. Before you know it, it’s the fall season once again. While it’s tempting to stay indoors and indulge there are some pressing home maintenance tasks that need to be addressed.

Handyman Connection of Fort Collins prepared a list of home improvement activities you can do during autumn.

Clean Your Gutters

Gutters tend to get clogged with leaves and debris the most during fall, so it’s important to regularly maintain your gutter system this season. You may clean your gutters on your own. However, it is better to hire professional gutter cleaning services due to safety reasons. Clean gutters are beneficial all year round, but having clog-free eavestroughs and downspouts is particularly advantageous for this season and the next.

Repair Siding

The brisk weather is ideal for outdoor projects such as conducting siding assessment and repairs. Small cracks on the joints can easily be fixed with caulk. Note that you should avoid putting caulk under your siding, as it interferes with the boards. You may also choose to replace your siding entirely. You have a variety of timeless and sturdy siding materials to pick from, including wood, vinyl, aluminum and fiber cement.

Plumbing Concerns

Clogged toilets and underperforming sewer systems are a nuisance, at the very least. You may perform DIY fixes to address these problems. However, call professional plumbers when you encounter recurring faucet leaks or slow-clearing shower and sink drains.

Inspect Your HVAC System

The cold autumn weather prompts an increase in heating usage, so make sure your HVAC system is up to the task. Inspect your outdoor unit for any damages. You may cover your HVAC unit as early as now to protect it from the upcoming winter.

Handyman Connection of Fort Collins provides excellent home improvement services all year round. We can turn your home improvement dreams into reality. You may call us at (970) 235-0818.

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