Fall is quickly approaching! We’ve had our summer fun, but now it’s time to start thinking about fall and the cooler months that lie ahead. Hopefully you’ve finished up all of your summer home maintenance tasks so you’re more than ready start focusing on projects for fall and winter!

If you’re looking to add value to your home, think about tackling some of these home improvement projects that will prepare your home for the cold months coming up and add value to your home:

Repair Sidewalks and Driveways

This is a smart fall home maintenance project for 2 reasons: first, repairing sidewalk cracks can prevent further damage and, second, a nice sidewalk and driveway can increase curb appeal.

During the wintertime when water settles into the cracks of your sidewalk, it can freeze, expand, and cause cracks to worsen. If you don’t catch these cracks early you may be replacing your sidewalk next year instead of doing a quick repair.

Replace Windows

Do you feel a chill near your windows during the colder days? Have you noticed condensation building up on the glass? Then it’s probably a good idea to replace those old windows!

But how do you when to simply repair and when to replace old windows? Take a look at this guide to decide which is the more cost-effective option.

Repair or Replace Your Roof

If you’re selling your home, a new roof can make a huge difference. A prospective buyer can be turned off by a home with a roof that needs replacing. Even if you’re not selling your home, replacing an old roof is always a smart way to prevent bigger and more costly problems in the future! Keep an eye out for these 5 signs that it’s time to replace your home’s roof. Contact Aspen Home Improvements today to learn more about roof replacement in York, Columbia and various areas throughout Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Install a New Entry Door

Installing a new entry door can do 2 things for a home: increase energy-efficiency and increase home value.

In most cases, homeowners recover 75% of costs of installing a the door when they sell their home. Ask us how to tell when your door needs replacing and learn how to choose the perfect entry door for your home.

Replace Your Garage Door

If your garage door is in the front of your home, then let it take center stage! Your garage door takes up a large portion of the front of a house, so make sure people are looking at it for all of the right reasons. Plus, you’ll see about a 87% return when you sell your home!

Garage doors come in a variety of styles and finishes—you don’t have to settle for that plain boring white garage that everyone else on the block has!

Install New Insulated Siding

New siding can make your home look brand new, so of course that will help increase the value of your property! Not only that, but new siding can also help improve the energy-efficiency of your home, especially if you opt to invest in insulated siding.

Power Wash Your Home Yearly

If your siding is still in excellent condition, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t need any work—rent a power washer or hire a professional to clean off the summer gunk. If you don’t regularly clean your siding, it can begin to grow mold and look years older than it really is. Not sure whether your siding needs to be replaced or maybe just needs a quick repair and cleaning? Check out our siding FAQ to learn more.

 

Which fall home maintenance projects will you be tackling this year?

If you’re thinking about any window, roofing, siding, or entry door projects – we can help! Contact Aspen Home Improvements to get your free quote today.