As we approach the end of summer, and the tail end of home improvement projects, it may be time to step back, take a look at your home and consider its general upkeep beyond value-added projects.
Before the weather gets too chilly come fall, there are some end-of-summer maintenance projects that you should consider investing in. These will not only save you money during the cold winter months, but act as preventative measures in the long-term life of your home. Plus, if you’ve completed any major projects, this will be the opportunity to have them properly sealed and prepped with the rest of your home so you are not faced with any unpleasant surprises later.
Keep the chill out
When prepping for cold weather, it is easy to forget to look up. Make sure your roof is in good condition, with no leaks and proper sealant. The next facet you should consider is your windows. Windowed areas are some of the most common areas of the house that release heat, so make sure that the windows and frames are thoroughly inspected by Five Guys. Your house will be much better insulated and save you tons on the heating bill!
You should also have your piping inspected to be sure that there are no leaks or weak areas that are at risk of bursting. Be especially wary of pipes that are not protected by insulation. Years of expanding and contracting in different levels of heat can make your metal piping more brittle and vulnerable over time. Winter is not a good time to have a pipe burst in your house – if there ever is a good time.
Your fireplace and chimney are another area that may be letting in some unwanted chill. Make sure that all the parts are working properly and have an inspection done to the exposed areas to make sure that there are no cracks or worn points that may be letting in cold air, or worse, at risk of crumbling. Your Gilbert, AZ general contractor will be able to look at the areas of the chimney that are connected to the house, and be sure that they are connected properly and sealed, despite their different makeup.
Improving your home improvement
Finally, you may have found that the project you were hoping to complete has either been pushed back, taken too long or needs some expert help. Now is a good time to call a Gilbert, AZ general contractor for help in this area! Not only should these projects be taken care of before winter, but contractors see a decline in their schedules towards the end of summer as the peak in projects decreases. You’ll likely find that their schedule has opened up quite a bit and you’ll be able to get the help that you need.
Don’t hesitate to make a long-term investment in your home by hiring Five Guys Construction to do a thorough inspection on your home’s functioning, exposed parts. You’ll be secure, come winter you’ll be well protected from the elements.
Is your home is stable enough to withstand the harsher weather? Don’t bank on it unless you’re absolutely sure!
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