As the intense summer heat wanes, fall becomes a great time to complete outdoor projects. Consider these three outdoor improvements that will have your home ready for winter and prepared to welcome spring.
1. Landscape Your Yard
Take advantage of the milder weather and 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, beneath the soil they are producing thick strong roots as they get ready to pause their growing cycle for winter hibernation. By the time spring rolls around, your plants will be ready to put all of their energy toward growing. For additional garden maintenance, don’t forget to prune back any 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 unfavorable weather conditions. Additionally, installing new siding can increase the value of your home and enhance its curb appeal.
Choose from several siding materials and colors that will help your home stand out from the crowd. Vinyl siding provides excellent value for the money, and insulated vinyl siding helps to keep you warmer in winter and cooler in summer for year-round comfort. Alternatively, ASCEND Composite Cladding combines high-end beauty and performance and requires virtually no maintenance to ensure it lasts for decades to come.
3. Inspect Your Roof
Finding curled, split, loose or missing shingles may indicate it’s time to replace your roof. Also during your roof inspection, check for leaks, which may worsen in winter. Consult with a roofing expert to determine if your roof needs repair or replacement altogether. Performing this maintenance in the fall will help prevent further issues from developing over winter months while keeping your home looking its best.