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6 Home Improvement Projects To Finish Before the School Year

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 by Sabrina Hunter

After a long summer of hosting pool parties, sleepovers and chauffeuring your kids to fun activities you may notice some improvements, are needed on your home. After the kids return back to school, you can finally find the time to knuckle down on some repairs.

So, let's get started on some home improvement projects and enhance your curb appeal. Here is a list of home improvement projects to work on, while the kids are in school:

Install gutter guards:

Protect your gutters from becoming clogged from debris, leaves, roofing granules and other foreign objects this fall. Gutter care is vital because if the substance builds up, then the gutters will overflow, causing them to shift out of place. This can lead to water run off down the exterior walls, causing leaks in your home. It is important to do this before fall begins.

Seal cracks

Walk around the exterior of your home and look for gaps in the window and door frame. Applying caulk can help insulate your home and reduce the chances of heat or AC escaping from your home. Caulking is a cost-efficient way of keeping the heating and cooling costs down.

Repair your roof

Insulate your roof before the winter, so you won't be stuck in a drafty home. Now is the time to tune-up your roof with caulking of the vents, nail holes and flashings. Also, tighten any loose shingles and look out for broken seams on your roof. Maintaining your roof is important as it will extend the life of the roof.

Driveways and walkways

Seal the cracks in your driveways and walkways, with sealers. Extreme cold winters can expand the cracks and hurt your curb appeal. Be proactive and prevent this from happening now. Seal the cracks with the correct sealant for concrete or asphalt driveways or call a home improvement contractor. Maintaining the driveways and walkways extend the life and will boost the overall appearance of your home.

Pressure wash your home

Prevent the premature aging of your home by cleaning your home's exterior. Pressure washing the home is a great option but care must be taken when operating the machine. Incorrect use can result in serious injury. If in doubt consult a professional to maintain the cleanliness of your home's exterior.

Plant a tree

Trees can help save energy for your home. If you plant it in the right position it can provide shade in the summer and can act as a windbreak in the winter. Plant trees to shade patios, walkways and cool the yard. Trees can help air conditioners keep cooler and run more efficiently. A row of deciduous shrubs and another row of shrubs and trees can reduce blowing wind and snow. Plus planting trees and watching them grow is a fun project.

No matter how complex your project might seem, Weathertite Systems has the tools and techniques required to get the job done. We offer free cost estimates for roof repair, roof replacement, siding installation, window replacement, gutter installation, decks, and all of our other services in Greater New Haven & Western CT - schedule yours today!

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