Is it Too Late to Make Exterior Home Improvements?

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Summer is drawing to a close, and many homeowners are thinking of all the things they didn’t get to. Whether it’s a roof replacement, new siding, window replacement, or outdoor living spaces, exterior home improvements make a big difference for homeowners. Now that summer is nearly over, is it too late to start a project now?

Advantages of Making Exterior Home Improvements in the Fall

When the summer months are ending and you still haven’t addressed your exterior home improvements, it may feel like you’ve missed your window and need to wait until next spring. Fall is actually a great time for exterior home improvements for several reasons.

  • Fall brings moderate temperatures and good weather. Summer brings extreme heat, humidity, and the potential for storms. The cooler weather in fall is more comfortable to work in, and the lower humidity is more suitable for most materials.
  • You’ll find greater availability of contractors in the fall. Spring is a popular time for home renovations. Many homeowners want to get started as soon as the winter weather is over so they can enjoy the finished product in the summer months. This can make it harder to book a contractor to do the work. By waiting until fall, you may have an easier time booking your contractor and getting the project started sooner.
  • Fall is the right time for winter preparation. If you need to replace your roof, your windows, or any other exterior home improvements, doing so before the winter weather arrives can make an immediate difference in the feel of your home. Air leaks and heat loss from drafty doors or windows make your home chilly in the winter, so new windows and doors will secure your home against the elements. You may even be eligible for tax rebates and incentives for making energy saving improvements.
  • Your home will be ready for sale in the spring.

If putting your home on the market is on your mind, spring is usually a good time. By completing your exterior home improvements in the fall, your home will be ready to list in the spring. If you wait until spring to begin the projects you want, unpredictable spring weather can delay completion, and more damage can occur over the winter.

What are Some Exterior Home Renovations to Consider This Fall?

Interior renovations can be completed any time during the year but exterior home renovations are weather dependent. Some great exterior home renovations to consider in the fall are:

  • Replacement Windows
  • Siding
  • Replacement Roofing
  • Entry and Patio Doors
  • Patios and Patio Covers

These exterior home renovations will not only improve your home, but will make your home more efficient in the winter and allow you to enjoy your outdoor living spaces both in the beautiful days of the fall, and as soon as winter is over.

Late summer and fall are an excellent time to get started on any exterior home renovations you’ve been considering. Don’t put this work off because summer is ending, but enjoy the productivity that comes with the cooler weather and contractors ready to work on your home. We’ve been helping homeowners improve their homes in this community for over 75 years. Contact us today for a virtual appointment to talk about your exterior home improvement plans today!