The summer is both a time of relaxation and productivity. This especially concerns productivity regarding both yard work and home improvement projects. As the summer season nears its close, you should take this opportunity to complete specific home improvement and home maintenance projects that are best done before the beginning of fall. Below are five such projects you should be sure to take on.
Air conditioners, like anything, wear out overtime. In most cases, they only last 10 to 15 years. If your air conditioner is nearing the end of its life cycle, replace it at the end of the summer season. You may save some money and frustration if you replace it then instead of being forced to pay for AC installation at the beginning of next summer. According to the US Department of energy, a new energy efficient air conditioner can allow you to save 20 percent on your cooling costs.
Something else you should do before fall is complete any roof repairs. Inspect your roof to see if your roofing needs repaired or replaced. Doing it at the end of summer when it is a little bit cooler is preferable to the hotter dog days of summer. You want to complete any roof work before the leaves fall and certainly before the first snow.
A dirty garage can certainly be an embarrassment. Cleaning out your garage probably isn’t the most fun idea you have for the end of summer. However, it has to be done sometime. It can also give you the opportunity to hold a garage sale to make a little bit of extra cash.
Siding helps protect your home from the elements. It can also wear out overtime and lose its color or develop a series of ugly looking dents. If you need to replace your siding, complete the project at the end of summer.
If your walls need a new fresh coat of paint, the end of summer is the perfect time to complete this project. You want it to be warm but not hot when you paint your walls. This can allow you to keep the doors open to let out paint fumes and to allow the paint to dry faster.
The end of summer is the perfect time to finish a lot of home improvement and home maintenance projects. It’s not too hot and not too cool either. You may also find cost savings when completing certain projects at the end of the summer season as opposed to the beginning of it.