4 Home Improvement Projects You Need To Get Done In September
Fall is right around the corner. And the cooler temperatures it brings are just right for getting deck and yard improvements done before the snow hits. Here’s a few things you should be doing this month to maintain your home.
Stain your deck(s)
Ensure the deck that you invested in stays in tip-top shape over the winter by throwing on a new coat of stain. The coolness of September and the lower levels of humidity this month are what make it the ideal time to get this project done. Note: keep an eye on the weather to make sure it’s not going to rain during the weekend you decide to tackle this project!
Do a little landscaping
Now’s the time to aerate your lawn, reseed or fertilize (if needed), and plant perennials and shrubs (which, bonus!, are usually on sale around this time of year from your local home improvement stores and greenhouses). Doing these tasks will help ensure your lawn greens up faster after the winter season hits. Shrubs and perennials will also have the chance to establish roots before the first freeze of the year during this time.
Inspect the exterior of your home
It’s never fun to have to splurge on roof repairs but neither is laying down buckets throughout your house to catch leaks during a winter storm. Carefully inspect your roof, siding, grading, and gutters. While you’re up there, take the opportunity to clean out any debris trapped inside of your gutters. By being proactive with your roof care, you’ll ultimately end up cutting costs to repair any damages and you’ll be able to ensure you and your family stay warm throughout the winter.
Towards the end of the month, do your routine HVAC maintenance
Speaking of staying warm all winter long… You’ll want to check your HVAC system to ensure your heating unit is going to be up to the task of keeping your household warm. There are a few things you can do yourself to maintain your HVAC unit but the best option is to schedule an appointment with an HVAC technician to make sure your furnace and heating system will work efficiently and effectively. Investing in your HVAC system now will help save you money in the future by preventing sky-high energy bills from inefficient heating.
Winter is coming… Make sure your home is ready.