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Exterior Home Improvement Projects for Fall

With the long-days of Summer winding down, it’s time to start thinking about the kids going back to school and your exterior projects.  The Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year, and it’s also one of the best times to tackle your exterior projects.
Keeping in mind, a construction permit may take up to 6 weeks, allow enough time, to plan and complete your projects before this window of opportunity closes in mid-November when the ground freezes.  Speaking of window of opportunity, one of the best investments you can make in your home is replacing your windows.
Check out your windows for seeping chill.  Did you notice condensation or frost appearing last winter? It may be time to replace your windows. If you have wooden window frames, you may want to consider an upgrade, also making sure they are double-paned. Replacing your windows with energy-efficient ones, will increase your comfort level while decreasing your heating bill.
You want to beat the heat next Summer?  With record temperatures this Summer, find ways to keep cool next year.  Build attractive, functional platforms for your new patio furniture and activities that match the rest of your home. Hire an expert contractor to help you plan the best configuration to maximize your outdoor living and select construction materials that will work seamlessly with your landscape.  Composite decking has come a long way with deep wood-grain patterns and luxury colours. Fade, stain, mold and scratch resistant, it’s hassle-free maintenance, means once it’s installed it’s off your list. No sanding, no staining, no painting, just a little cleaning with soap and water and you’ll be ready next Summer. Made of 95% recycled material, going green in your backyard has a whole new meaning.
Looking for a better way to navigate through your garden or want to define your backyard into zones? Lay out a path for you and your guests with an interlock or stone walkway and pavers. These elements add beauty and function to a home’s exterior and they require much less upkeep
Don’t forget your house’s exterior cladding may need repair or replacement.  Whether replacing or giving your home a whole new look, there are lots of options to choose from: aluminum and vinyl siding, brick, stone, stucco, steel, and cement board.  Using a combination of materials will give your home a more modern look and the different texture will create visual interest.
Finally, take a closer look at your roof.  With the cold, winter can easily aggravate and create small roofing leaks.  The best solution is to hire a skilled professional who can accurately evaluate the leak, and fix the problem safely and quickly.
Fall is the best time for your exterior projects, so next Summer you can just kick back, relax and enjoy the sun.  
At Perspective Renovations, we can help with all your exterior projects and more. Book your free appointment today!
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