Winter can take quite a toll on a home that’s ill prepared. Snowstorms can batter old roofs, make clogged gutters leak, and strip away poorly installed siding. Luckily, there are things you can do in fall to improve your chances of a safe, cozy winter. If you followed the steps in Part 1 of this post, you’ve already prepared your roof, gutters, and siding. Now it’s time to tackle the rest of your home’s exterior.
As we say our final goodbyes to summer, it’s time to turn our attention to fall. September and October are excellent months to prep your Northern Virginia home for the cooler months ahead. There are tasks you must complete to ensure the safety and stability of your home during the winter season. Use this checklist as a guide to prep your home’s exterior from top to bottom.
Every homeowner knows the value of good maintenance. Performing seasonal tasks goes a long way toward preserving your home’s value and aesthetic. Consider adding these items to your fall home maintenance checklist to keep your property looking its best for years to come.
Though we still have almost another month of summer left, it seems like the seasons are already changing. Some kids are even heading back to school, and others are getting ready. Fall clothes and decorations are already filling store shelves.
A new set of French doors can bring natural light into your home and create a better sense of flow between the interior and exterior of your home. If you’re looking for a minor home renovation to change the overall look and feel of an entrance to your house, consider the potential of beautiful and versatile French doors.
Stone accents can elevate the style of any home. They complement other siding choices, blend with a variety of color palettes, and add a distinctive quality to the overall look of the home. Real stonework is expensive and requires specialized labor. Today, many homeowners turn to stone veneers as a cost-effective, realistic, and attractive alternative to traditional stone accents.
Vinyl siding is an affordable, versatile, and relatively inexpensive way to protect the exterior of your home. However, siding is prone to various types of damage that can lead to costly repairs. Here are five signs that your vinyl siding needs to be repaired or replaced:
Few homeowners enjoy cleaning their gutters, but it’s an important chore for several reasons. Regardless of the type of climate you live in, proper gutter maintenance helps protect your home. If you let your gutters accumulate lots of fallen leaves, twigs, and other debris, you risk serious damage or collapsed gutters from heavy rainfall. Additionally, the water that pools in or near your gutters can eventually seep into your home and cause extensive water damage.
As we discussed in part one, failing to update your home’s exterior not only can help you accrue higher monthly utility costs in the extreme temperature months but also can adversely affect the return on investment when the time comes to sell your home.
Maximizing return is the number one objective when selling your home. Achieving this result, though, can be very challenging. That’s why we at Tri County Windows & Siding highly recommend homeowners to upgrade their windows, doors, & siding before placing their home on the market.