Fall on Long Island is the perfect time to tackle a few home improvement projects before cold weather arrives. Whether you plan to install replacement windows this season or not, the Renewal by Andersen of Long Island team suggests you make time in your schedule for these do-to items before winter.

5 Home Maintenance Projects Every Long Island Homeowner Should Tackle This Fall

#1. Give Your Lawn Some TLC

Rake leaves, aerate flower beds and apply fertilizer to nourish your shrubs, trees and grass, so they are prepared for harsh weather ahead. You can do these chores yourself, or hire a professional.

#2. Touch Up the Exterior

Fall is an excellent time to extend the life of your siding and trim with a fresh coat of paint. Adding a layer of sealant to wood patios, stairs, decks and other exterior surfaces will protect your structures from the snow and ice that we are sure to get in the months ahead.

#3. Power Wash for Health & Beauty

Power washing siding, walkways and other nonporous outdoor surfaces improves the appearance of your home almost as much as a fresh paint job. And, this treatment eliminates mold and mildew that thrive on dirt and grime. Uncontrolled mold could find its way into your home and pose health risks to your family. Plus, you won’t have moss growing in unwanted places that could cause falls. You can rent a pressure-washer, or hire a professional to do the work.

#4. Repair Walkways & Driveways

Power washing may reveal cracks, chips or other damage on your drive and walkways. Small cracks can turn into big problems when the temperature drops below freezing due to contraction and expansion. It is best to hire a professional to complete any concrete or asphalt repair.

#5. Check Your Windows

Do you feel any drafts or notice cold spots in any of your rooms? Is there excess condensation build up on your window glass – especially early in the morning? Maybe you’ve noticed the glass rattles when you shut the door, or when a large truck drives past your home. All of these may indicate your windows are aging out of their usefulness. Have a professional inspect your windows to see if installing modern, energy-efficient replacement windows will eliminate these issues and lower your heating bills this winter.

Other Fall Home Improvement Project Suggestions

Along with the five projects listed above, you may want to:

  • Add extra insulation and seal building envelope gaps
  • Schedule an HVAC cleaning and tune up
  • Have carpets cleaned
  • Inspect and repair gutter systems
  • Winterize your landscaping irrigation system and exterior plumbing
  • Inspect, clean and repair fireplace and chimney

Let Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Help You with Fall Home Improvement Projects

While the Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement window and patio door team doesn’t do power-washing or gutter system repair, we know everything there is to know about home windows. If you suspect your windows may be leaking air and moisture, or not providing a strong barrier against weather elements, we can help. A Renewal by Andersen specialist will come to your home, help you inspect each window, and make recommendations for repair or replacement according to what we find.

To get started just fill in the short form on this page or dial 1-877-313-9052 to schedule a free, no-obligation home window inspection and replacement window consultation.

 

 

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