CityHome Collective, a real estate brokerage offering, among other things, luxury homes in and around Salt Lake City, note that many homeowners looking to improve their home for sale, or for themselves, know that the summer is not the best time for a labor-intensive renovation project – it is just too hot. However, in most parts of the country, the winter is also not the best time to be improving your home, simply because the colder months is where you spend most time there, and you want to home inits best shape when these come along.
When the leaves fall is the best time for many home improvement projects. The fall is mild season before the onset of the winter, and there’s simply so much that you would rather have done by this time.
When we think of fall home improvements, it is impossible to escape the idea of “getting ready for winter”. Nevertheless, many of the tasks associated with this would be better classed as “home maintenance” – clearing leaves out of the gutter, working on the roof, and generally getting the home ready for the onslaught of the winter weather. With the temperatures not too hot and not too cold – and with the humidity at its yearly low – there are many non-seasonal tasks that you might simply decide to do in fall anyway, simply because the climate is easier to work in.
Whatever the reason, there is no doubt that the fall is a great time for home improvements, and there is much you can do at this time of year.
Fall Home Improvement Projects
The best way to give you a good idea ofthe best home improvements for the fall is probably to list a few that are most commonly performed at this time of year. If you are stuck thinking about what to do during the fall season, this could give you an idea of where to start.
Bear in mind though that in the case of home improvements for the express purposes of increasing a home’s value ahead of sale, you should always defer to a realtor who has a solid local market knowledgeas these things can vary quite significantly across different regions.
Install Double-Pane Windows
Of course, this means also getting rid of your single-pane windows. Single-pane windows, as it happens, are on the way out. In many places in Europe, for example, they are by now exceedingly rare indeed – and the same is happening here. That means single-pane windows can be real value-detractor, and so you willespecially want to do this if you want to sell the property. Of course, there is also the small matter of the winter cold and the need to keep it firmly outside.
Winter storms can wreak havoc with a property, causing considerable damage if you are unlucky enough. One of the ways to improve your chances is to ensure there are no big branches or overgrown shrubbery which a winter storm can send flying straight into your house.
Unclog the Gutters
This is a late fall job, simply because the fall itself is known to clog up your gutters with fallen leaves. Nevertheless, you don’t want to do this in winter simply because the moisture and debris-laden gutters can freeze, whichmakes for a very tough job to unclog.
Houses are for shelter, andin most places, the winter is when you require shelter from the outside world most. That means certain household improvements really should be carried out in fall – and you could boost the value of your home at the same time.