As the intense summer heat wanes, fall becomes an ideal time to complete outdoor projects. Consider these three property improvements that will have your home ready for winter and prepared to welcome spring.
1. Landscape Your Yard
Add interest and beauty to your yard with landscaping that complements your home. You may be surprised to learn that fall is the best time of the year to plant new trees and shrubs. While it may not look like your plants are growing during these colder months, they establish strong roots beneath the soil to get ready to pause their growing cycle for winter hibernation. By the time spring rolls around, your plants will be prepared to put their energy toward growing. For additional property maintenance, don’t forget to prune existing foliage and fertilize your lawn.
2. Repair or Replace Your Siding
Make sure your home is winter-ready by repairing or replacing your siding in the fall. Check for signs your siding needs to be replaced. Repairing or replacing your siding will help protect your home from unfavourable weather conditions. Additionally, installing new siding can increase the value of your home and enhance its curb appeal.
Choose from several siding materials and colours that will help your home stand out from the crowd. Vinyl siding provides excellent value for the money, and insulated vinyl siding helps provide year-round comfort. Alternatively, ALIGN Composite Cladding combines high-end beauty with performance and requires virtually no maintenance to ensure it lasts for decades to come.
3. Inspect Your Roof
Shingles that are curled, split, loose or missing may indicate it’s time to replace your roof. During your roof inspection, be sure to check for leaks, which may worsen in winter. Consult with a roofing expert to determine if your roof needs repair or an altogether replacement. Performing this maintenance in the fall will help prevent further issues from developing over the winter months while keeping your home looking its best.