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Home Renovations Perfect for Fall

posted by Jennifer Erisman on October 19, 2021 in Pittsburgh

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With the weather cooling down and winter coming, it’s a great time to complete some home improvement projects. Let’s take a look at a few key improvements you can do this fall.

Fall Home Renovations

Clean Out Your Gutters

As we head into autumn and leaves begin to fall, it becomes time to clear out your gutters. Your gutters play an important role in your home, channeling water away from your home’s foundation. You will want to clean out any piles of leaves that are stuck in your gutters so they can continue working properly. You can hire a professional company to do a thorough clean.

Check Your Roof

To prepare for winter, be sure to check your roof for any leaks or spots where there could be damage. Your roof is another vital part of your home, especially during the winter when there can be snow. When it snows, the build-up on your roof could lead to leaks so it’s important to check your roof before every winter before snowfall.

Re-Paint Your Home’s Interior

Fall is a great time to work on your home’s interior. One way to update your home’s interior is to do some painting. A new coat of paint can transform a room. For example, you can brighten your home with a fresh coat of white paint. You can also use some popular interior colors like red or blue-gray to add a splash of color. Other bright colored paints can be used to accent your rooms and can play off themes used in your décor.

Pella fiberglass front entry door

Get a New Front Door

Your front entry door can add a great amount of curb appeal to your home. You can choose to add a door with color to add a pop to your home. A new front entry door can also provide a grand entrance look and feel. Along with style, a front door provides security. You want a front door that locks tightly and securely, so your home is better protected. Replacing your entry door may also be necessary this fall if it has worn down over time. Choosing a durable door that can withstand everyday use, as well as inclement weather is also essential.

Add Some Cute Décor

With the season changing, it may be time to change up the décor. Perhaps it's time to break out some of those adorable pumpkin and leaf decorations! You can add these things as accents around your home to match the season. You can also decide to make other décor changes. For example, you can add different light fixtures to brighten your home during the darker winter days or you can add new area rugs, throw blankets, and decorative pillows to your living room for a cozy feel.

Replace Your Windows

Replacing your windows is a home improvement project that can be done year-round. Replacing them is a good option in the fall because you can get them installed with a tight seal that can help prevent cold drafts from entering your home. If you notice that your windows are damaged in any way, it’s important to get them replaced. Your wood windows could be damaged over time from the wet spring and humid summer, so fall is a great time to replace them before the winter snow. Overall, replacing your windows is a great home improvement project since it adds curb appeal and value to your home while also helping you to be comfortable during the weather and temperature changes.

Pella Impervia fiberglass black windows with grilles between-the-glass

Why Fall is a Good Time for Window Replacement

Many people think that spring and summer are the only times that you can replace your windows. However, replacing your windows and doing other home improvement projects in the fall is common. Home improvements can still be made in the fall because the weather is still good enough to install new windows while preemptively ensuring your home is protected for the upcoming winter months.

Replacing windows during the fall can help prevent drafts that would bring the bitter cold into your home. Your new windows would also be more energy-efficient, leading to your utility bills being lower as your heating system wouldn’t have to work so hard to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. New windows also bring more durability so they can be more effective against the winter weather and last for years to come.

Another great reason for replacing your windows in the fall is for the aesthetics. Any time is a great time to upgrade the look of your home. New windows can enhance or change the overall look of your home, and Pella windows are sure to make a lasting impression. Replacing your windows in the fall can have your home looking beautiful for the holiday season.

Your home improvement projects shouldn’t stop just because the weather is changing. Fall is a great time to work on some of your to-do lists. If you’re looking to check off replacing your windows or doors, be sure to set up your free in-home consultation today.

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