There are primarily two classifications for remodeling projects you may encounter as a homeowner. The first type can improve your home and may even increase its value, but the second usually isn't quite as much fun: the renovations required to repair damages. While everyone enjoys giving their house an upgrade, working just to get back to where you started can seem like time and money wasted -- especially when the damage was caused by a lack of proper maintenance.
Autumn brings a respite from summer heat and the knowledge that winter is just around the corner. Depending on your locale, there are a few home maintenance tasks that you might want to work into your October schedule. Taking care of them now can prevent expensive damage to your house when cold weather arrives and even if you happen to live where it's always warm, it never hurts to give your home a quick inspection.
In many parts of the country, winter means cold temperatures and plenty of freezing precipitation -- a drastic change from recent summer weather. You can be ready by digging that heavy coat out from the back of the closet, but your home needs a little preparation as well. Taking care of these three autumn maintenance tasks should be a good start:
While you may have leaf watching and pumpkin patch visits on your autumn agenda, making time for these maintenance tasks may help avoid the bad type of remodeling projects later.