The Best Types of Renovations To Do in the Fall

Posted on: 2020-09-15

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Whenever you plan a renovation, whether you are redesigning your bathroom or upgrading your kitchen, timing is key.

The season of fall is an ideal time to begin completing renovations around your home. It tends to be a quieter time of year for most families and also provides nicely balanced temperatures in which to get the work done.

It also gives you the perfect opportunity to prepare your home for the winter months.

If you’re ready to get some renovations done, here the best types of renovations to do in the fall:

Why is the Fall the Best Time to Renovate?

You would think summer would be the ideal time to carry out renovations: the weather is beautiful and most people have more free time on their hands.

But with summertime comes fun and vacations. Who wants to be stuck at home working on upgrades or dealing with contractors?

After spending the summer having fun and relaxing with your family in your backyard or on your deck, the fall season does provide a certain return to reality.

Once the kids are back in school and the summertime activities wind down, those quieter days are the perfect time to begin your renovations.

Also, the fall temperatures are ideal for renovations. The summer heat can make the renovation work uncomfortable while the frigid winter temperatures makes it near impossible. And with spring comes frequent rains.

Fall provides a comfortable temperature range that provides beautiful sunny days with enough coolness to make the work doable.

Ultimately, however, fall allows you an opportunity to complete renovations that will better prepare your home for the harsh winter.

The Best Projects To Do in the Fall

If you’re looking to spruce up or repair your home before winter hits, here are some projects you may want to consider tackling or have a professional contractor carry out for you:

Repair or Replace Your Deck

Any outdoor project can be done in the fall, and ideally so because of the cooler weather.

You may think dealing with your deck after the summer is over doesn’t make sense, but tackling it in the fall also gives you the added benefit of properly sealing the wood before the snow falls.

Plus, you can take the time during the summer to really think about the changes you want to make to your deck, instead of simply assuming what will work for you and your family.

Repair or Replace Your Roof

Nobody wants to sit on a roof all day under the summer sun. Nor do they want to try to schedule a roof replacement among spring’s notorious rain and storms.

Fall is a great time to get your roof replaced or repaired.

The timing is good too, since you can have peace of mind that your roof is functionally sound before the onset of winter. You can worry less about leaks and loss of heat.

Paint the Interior of Your Home

Ventilations is obviously a primary concern when it comes to painting the inside of your home.

While summertime provides a perfect opportunity to throw open your windows, the stagnant hot air may not ventilate at your home as well as you would wish.

Taking advantage of fall’s crisp breezes, you can easily remove paint fumes from your home as you freshen up your decor and your home’s interior.

Upgrade Your Floors

Again, this is another great project to complete in the fall since you can easily ventilate your home from dust and fumes.

You can also choose to upgrade your floors to a harder material in order to withstand any foot traffic involving heavier boots, snow, grit and sand.

Carpet, for instance, is a breeding ground for bacteria – especially when snow is being tracked into your home. It also traps debris and is difficult to clean.

Consider hard woods such as maple, elm and mahogany or synthetic materials that can withstand damage.

Swap Out Your Windows

As winter approaches, you are probably considering ways you can make your home more energy efficient in order to cut down on your heating bill.

One of the major contributors to heat loss are poorly insulated windows, especially single pane windows. You can make a significant difference in your home’s efficiency by installing double-pane windows that are designed to cut down on drafts.

And, like any renovation you complete in the fall, you’ll have the cooler weather on your side while carrying out this project.

Enjoy Your Home This Winter

Among the benefits fall’s weather has to offer when completing renovations, you’ll also be able to take advantage of having these upgrades done before winter hits.

Imagine the satisfaction you will have being able to sit back during the frigid months and enjoying the upgrades you’ve made to your home.

If you’re ready to take on some renovations projects this fall, feel free to contact our professional contractors at Parabola Developments.

With an outstanding client satisfaction rating and a proven process, Troy and his team at Parabola Developments have been impressing their Edmonton clients for more than a decade.