Fall is the perfect time to complete home improvement projects in Ann Arbor. Not only is the weather beautiful, making it a great time to complete any outside work, but the new season also presents the perfect opportunity to tackle a new (or existing) list of home improvement projects.
And before you become overwhelmed with the extra knowledge, tools, or time needed to complete a number of these, remember that My Handyman of Ann Arbor, Saline, and Chelsea is always here to assist with all or any part of the project, ranging from painting to installation to repair and more.
Inspect & Replace Insulation
The insulation in our homes do two things: it helps make sure your family remains comfortable and lower your heating and cooling costs. Making sure your home has proper insulation in places like the attic and around windows and door before wintertime is one of the best things you can do!
If you find any worn weather-stripping, excess light coming through, or other insulation-related problems, it’s important to take some time during fall to properly replace what needs to be replace and repair what needs to be repaired.
Replace Furnace Filter
While this should be done for all your home’s HVAC equipment, it’s especially important to replace your furnace’s filter during the fall. It’s a simple task that can help you maintain the healthy of your furnace, extending its lifespan, ensure that your indoor air quality won’t be destroyed once your family starts using the heater for the season, and one that will keep your family safe and comfortable!
Inspect & Clean Your Gutters
Whether leaves have already begun to fall, or you haven’t noticed any changing colors in your neighborhood yet, it’s still important to clean your gutters. Not only can dirty gutters cause damage to your roof due to the extra weight wet leaves put on it, but your home’s foundation also can take water damage from flooding caused by rain pooling because it has nowhere else to go.
And don’t try to handle it on your own, it’s always best to turn to a professional to ensure your safety and that it actually gets done.
If you didn't want to do any deck repairs during the summer, probably because you didn’t want them to get in the way of your plans, fall is the perfect time to take care of them (as well as any damage that may have occurred over the summer). This can include projects as simple as paint touch-ups or as complex as wood rot repair.
They won’t interfere with your schedule, and you’ll have them done before the winter weather rolls in and just in time to enjoy the fruits of your labor during the new year!
Home Improvement Odds & Ends
Fall can be the perfect time for anything bogging down your to-do list:
- Appliance installation
- Lighting fixture installation
- Exterior wood rot repairs
- Sink installation
- Bathroom remodel
- Kitchen remodel
- Interior painting
The best part of getting your home’s to-do list completed before winter is the fact that you’ll be able to enjoy your new additions as you bundle up and stay indoors as the cold rolls in – you won’t regret it!
Take the Easy Route – Choose My Handyman for Help
Let’s face it – regardless of the project you need done around the home, there’s a good chance that you’re lacking the tools, knowledge, or plain time to get it done. Skip the stressors and pitfalls of DIY home improvement by turning to the team of professionals at My Handyman of Ann Arbor, Saline, and Chelsea.
We’re prepared to handle any of the repairs, remodels, or general maintenance you need done around your home in an efficient matter. We make the entire process as easy as can be thanks to our convenient one-call solutions, insured and screened employees, and guaranteed workmanship and customer satisfaction!
Need help from an Ann Arbor handyman? My Handyman of Ann Arbor, Saline, and Chelsea is here to help – contact us online to get started!