With autumn approaching, it’s time to get your home ready for chilly, wet weather. Here are three practical ways to prepare your home for the change of seasons.
1. Improve energy efficiency.
Utility bills can soar during cold weather due to heat loss from old, poorly insulated windows and doors. Consider installing beautiful, new, energy-efficient replacements.
2. Professionally clean your fireplace/chimney.
A fireplace adds charming warmth to your home. But it must be kept in good repair, or you run the risk of carbon monoxide intrusion or a house fire. Hire a pro to inspect the chimney, and clean the fireplace before you use it.
3. Inspect your roof/gutters.
Ice, snow, and wind can play havoc with your roof and gutters. So, inspect everything, remove debris, and make any needed repairs now. Also, consider installing features like gutter protectors, which eliminate clogs that can cause leaks.
Get ready for cooler weather now
It’s always a good idea to do home exterior improvements before cooler weather can complicate the process. Lakeside Renovation & Design can ease your concerns and assure your home exterior is long-lasting, protected, and beautiful. Call us at (636) 978-5000 for a free, no-obligation consultation!