Home Improvement September 7, 2023

Be a Proactive Homeowner this Fall

Fall’s cooler temps are perfect for deck and yard improvements. It’s also a great time to give the house a little extra love and maintenance. Check out these recommendations from House Logic:

  1. Stain the Deck
  2. Check Fire Extinguishers
  3. Spruce Up the Yard
  4. Inspect Your Home’s Exterior

Stain the Deck – Help your deck field what winter throws at it by re-staining it this month. September’s cooler temps and lower humidity make it the ideal time for this project.

According to the Red Cross, fires increase in the fall and winter. Check Fire Extinguishers – Keep your home fire safe by getting your fire extinguishers checked by a certified professional. Fire extinguishers do break down and malfunction. In fact, after six years they need to be emptied and reloaded. If you haven’t already, buy one for each floor — and the garage.

Spruce up the Yard – Aerate your lawn, reseed or fertilize it if needed, and plant perennials and shrubs (often on sale now). Your lawn will green up faster after winter, and the shrubs and perennials will have a chance to establish roots before the first freeze.

Inspect Your Home’s Exterior – Spending money on roof repairs is no party, but neither is handing out buckets to the family to catch leaks in a winter storm. Inspect your roof — and other big-ticket items, like siding, grading, and gutters — before you’ve got problems. You’ll cut costs by fixing them now and stay dry and warm all winter long.

Call Karen Daugerdas, your Coldwell Banker family REALTOR® 2t 847.494.1102, for all your real estate needs!