Looking to remodel your home? It makes sense to carefully plan ahead and this is why we’ve put together a list of the most popular home improvement projects for inspiration. In this article we’re going to concentrate on projects to take into consideration going into late summer and planning to do them early autumn. We understand, that not all home renovations can be pre-planned and most can be scheduled based on budget, timeline, weather and your work and life.

Transitioning from late summer to early fall makes for a great time for the following house improvements: 

Windows & Doors Replacement

Temperatures vary around 50F to 80F degrees and are mild enough for caulking to adhere. Investing in new windows and doors help detain your indoor heat and block cold temperatures.

Roof Replacement

Installing a new and improved roofing system before the fall chill and winter snow set in is ideal. Roofing projects are mostly done in the spring-through-fall, because the roofing material needs certain higher temperatures to seal. Investing in a new roof with improved ventilation in the attic provides a “cap” to maintain a steady house temperature, savings in your energy bills and not to mention your comfort.

Siding Replacement

A new and improved siding installation is ideal during these two months due to the stability of outside temperatures. Investing in new house siding provides your home with added “padding“ in order to help maintain a house temperature and additional savings in energy bills.

Interior Remodeling

Tackling indoor work like a kitchen, bathroom or basement remodel is recommended during these months, because it’s ideal for family vacations and/or to spend most time outside. You can avoid all unpleasant inconveniences of living with a renovation (dust, noise, debris – just to name a couple).

House Addition

Ideal months for a house renovation on a grander scale because it’s simple to spend time outside to escape the chaos inside. No kitchen? No problem. Grilling in your backyard solves that issue.

Homeowners know that maintaining a home is a year-round job. But getting your home ready for winter should start now rather than later. Here are other items for your to-do-list:

  • Clean gutters and downspouts
  • Add insulation to attic and walls
  • Check chimney and venting systems
  • Cover any exposed exterior pipes
  • Inspect furnace, replace filters, clean registers and grilles
  • Inspect water heater
  • Use caulk, spray foam, weather stripping around windows and doors
  • Check interior/exterior holes where pipes, vents and electrical conduits run through

We provide remodeling services in the entire north Illinois region including southern Wisconsin. Does your home or cottage need an exterior upgrade? 

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