Autumn is a lovely season, as the leaves change and the weather starts to cool down. Make the most of the changing season by taking care of essential must-do autumn home improvements now before the inclement weather sets in.
Get ready for winter by preparing lawn equipment, such as gas-powered lawn mowers, for the winter. The best way to prevent fuel from gumming up the engine of a gas-powered lawn mower is to drain the tank and run the engine until it stops. Then clean up the lawn mower, removing dirt and grass.
The Power of Caulk
Caulk is a definite must-have item that not only keeps out dirt and moisture; it can also improve the appearance of your home. Use caulk before painting and decorating a room, and pay particular attention to window and door frames, to trap heat and prevent drafts from coming into the home.
Autumn is the ideal time to check for missing, loose or damaged shingles or roof tiles. Inspect your roof using binoculars and then take action to replace any missing shingles or tiles from the rooftop. If you do not feel comfortable repairing your roof, hire a professional to do the work for you.
The exterior of a home is often neglected, which only detracts from the appeal of the home, however well presented and neat it looks on the inside. Start with washing the windows and inspecting for mould or mildew. The best electric pressure washer can provide a professional look to the exterior of your home. But do your homework in advance by finding out how much pressure the pressure washer exerts and whether the exterior of your home can withstand the pressure from the pressure washer.
Replace incandescent light bulbs in your home with high-efficiency compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) before the cold weather arrives, paying attention to the outdoor light bulbs. These light bulbs use less energy than incandescent light bulbs, which will ultimately mean you spend less energy.
Use the time you have in autumn to take care of home improvements in preparation for the colder winter months when it will be more of a challenge to take care of necessary repair work. Clean and maintain lawn equipment, such as lawn mowers, use caulk to keep out dirt and moisture and repair the roof. Clean the exterior of the home and replace incandescent light bulbs with high-efficiency compact fluorescent light bulbs.