CHARLES A. ERISMAN, INC.
• Specializing in Residential Driveway Paving • Driveway Additions• Patching & Repair of Commercial Parking Lots• Family Owned & Operated Since 1956
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Home improvement projects canadd value to a home and do-it-yourselfers know the sweat-equitythat goes into such projects cangive homeowners a greater senseof pride in their homes. But no twohome improvement projects are thesame, and homeowners should knowthat certain projects are best tackledduring certain times of the year.Fall is a great season to work on your house, as the weather is often at itsmost agreeable once the summer heathas gone and before winter weather arrives. The following are a handfulof fall-friendly home improvementprojects for homeowners looking toimprove their homes.
Whether you’re repairing or replacingthe roof, fall is a great time of year to dust off the ladder and get somework done on your roof for a varietyof reasons. First and foremost, fall isideal for roof work because you won’thave to be up on the roof with thesummer heat bearing down on you.This can make the project move alongmore quickly, which is especiallybenecial if you are paying laborersto work on the roof. The fewer hoursworkers are xing your roof, the lessyou will be paying in labor costs.In addition, xing up the roof in the fallensures those winter storms, be it rainor snow, won’t nd their way into your home via leaks. A leaky roof in winter is hard to x, as the roof surface couldbe treacherous in the winter andwinter winds can make it dangerousto be up on the roof at all. Addressingleaks in the fall can prevent damage toyour home’s interior, which can mountup if a leaky roof is not addresseduntil the following spring.
When the weather outside getsfrightful, poorly insulated windowscan allow cold air into the home. Thatoften has a trickle-down effect onnances, forcing you to turn up thethermostat in an attempt to offsetthe cold air pouring into the home.Whether you need your windowsreplaced or simply need to patchup any leaks, a proactive approachto leaky or older windows in the fallcan save you from unnecessarilyhigh heating bills come the winter. Addressing leaky windows also makesa home more comfortable for itsinhabitants.Fall is the ideal time to addressa home’s windows because thetemperature outside tends to bepleasant. This means you likely won’thave to make much of an effort tooffset the elements, and open