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Seasonal Checklist for Your Home

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The fall season means falling temps – and that means now is a great time to tackle those home projects (before it gets too cold).

Tackle Home Improvements – Larger projects are more enjoyable during the comfortable fall temperatures. And we can help cross them off your list.

  • Finish your basement. From framing to finishes, we have the products you need! Submit your plans and get an estimate here.
  • Replace windows. Feeling a bit drafty? It might be time to replace them. We have a full selection of replacement windows.
  • Repair, expand, and/or stain your deck. The mild temperatures and low humidity make for an ideal time to complete this project. We are your go-to deck supplier, whether you are starting from scratch or need help finishing up. Find out more here.
  • Upgrade your trim. We offer high-quality options for millwork and molding at an affordable price and can help you find the perfect trim to renovate a room and elevate your home.

Winterize Inside – It is a good idea to make sure your home is winter-ready, long before the talk of snow, ice, and harsh winds hit our forecast. Winterizing will keep your home safe, secure, and more energy-efficient. You’ll stay warmer and keep money in your pockets. Here are a few things you can do now to save you time and money in the long run:

  • Seal air leaks. Most drafts come from around doors and windows, so installing weatherproofing can help block air from entering.
  • Service your HVAC. In one visit, an HVAC service person can service your furnace and inspect your heating ducts. By replacing filters, cleaning the fan, and clearing your air ducts, you can improve the heat output and save throughout the season.
  • Install storm doors. Storm doors can block air and provide another level of defense against the elements. We can help you with the selection.

Secure the Outdoors – There are several outdoor measures you can take during the fall to protect your home from the winter. Snow and freezing water can create more expensive problems down the road, so here’s a list of things that will help keep your home safe:

  • Clear your gutter systems. Leaves and debris can build up and create clogs in your gutters preventing melted snow from draining. This pooled water can cause ice dams to form and eventually cause water to seep into your home, causing damage to your interior.
  • Protect the pipes. Draining water from hoses and sprinklers will help avoid freezing pipes, future issues, and the breaking of your bank account.
  • Seal your driveway. The temperature spikes, harsh conditions, and the application of salt during winter can wreak havoc. Sealing your driveway helps protect it for the long haul.
  • Maintain your mower. It is also a good time for winterizing your lawnmower and trimmer, so they are ready to rev up in the spring.

Winter may be on the way, but we are here for you through every season. Now let’s tackle those honey-dos.