Get Ready for Fall with These 6 Home Improvement Projects

Older man cleaning out gutters

With summer coming to a close, have you been looking at your home and considering all the must-dos before winter rolls in? That’s great! There are probably a number of tasks you could complete before the temperature drops, including repairing windows, adding insulation, organizing your garage, replacing doors, and so much more.

While it’s vital to perform year-round maintenance (and avoid potential issues), we know life and other responsibilities can take priority. The good news is our Memphis repair specialists at Mr. Handyman of Memphis can help you get ready for fall with these six fall home improvement projects.

1. Tackle Those Tree Limbs

The exterior of your home is the first thing people will see when they come upon your property. The warmer months probably created overgrowth in your garden and flower beds. Fortunately, you were able to stay on top of that, but your trees and bushes are a different story. Now’s the time to tackle those pesky tree limbs and cut back foliage that has been growing excessively during the summer for better curb appeal.

2. Reinforce Insulation

Do you have cold or hot spots in certain rooms? Trust us, it’s not some unexplained energy. This is likely due to a lack of insulation in this area. If your home is at least 15 years old, your attic insulation has probably been “out of sight, out of mind” for the most part. Between 15-20 years is when your insulation is due for replacement, especially when you notice increases in energy costs. Our Memphis professional handyman services and repairs include installing attic insulation.

Even before your insulation is due to be replaced, you can install extra insulation to reinforce your home. But be careful of over-insulating that prevents your home from breathing. Yes, breathing. When you over-insulate, you run the risk of trapping moisture inside your home, creating potential mold issues.

3. Mount Your TVs

Mounting your TV can be an any-day home improvement project. But we’re lumping it in your fall must-dos because we imagine you and your entire family getting cozy on the couch for a holiday movie marathon. Mounting your TVs will give your home a more modern and sleeker look and help organize the assortment of cords. Plus, you free up space to add pictures and tchotchkes to personalize your space.

Remember, not all TV mounts are created equally or with quality in mind. Trust a qualified professional handyman and repair expert to mount your TV above a fireplace, a hanging shelf, or between built-in shelving.

4. Unclog Gutters

You may not find fall leaves clogging your gutters just yet, but we’re sure there’s a plethora of other debris in there, from twigs, dirt, nuts, standing water, and even insects and rodents. Regardless of the number of items clogging your gutters, they need to be removed immediately. Our technicians in Memphis are experienced and knowledgeable about cleaning your gutters. We can help keep you off high ladders, eliminate potential injury, and reduce roof or gutter damage.

5. Give Your Fireplace a Facelift

A fireplace can be a beautiful focal point in your living room or bedroom, but maintenance is key. As a quick fall home improvement project, show your fireplace a little TLC with a fun facelift. It can be as simple as adding a mantel or painting the fireplace surround black for a cleaner, modernized appearance. And once we’re done upgrading your fireplace’s façade, you can add fall and Halloween decorations to make your home feel warm and cozy for winter.

6. Organize the Garage

Honest question: What is your garage mostly used for? Vehicle maintenance? Storage? Extra living space? According to the National Association of Professional Organizers, their 2008 survey found that 50% of homeowners considered the garage to be the most disorganized area in their home. If you find yourself relating, Mr. Handyman of Memphis can remedy that with garage organizing services.

Regardless of how you utilize your garage or its purpose for your lifestyle, it should be decluttered and easily accessible. Getting your garage organized for the fall might sound like an overwhelming undertaking but it doesn’t have to be with our technicians on your side.

Our Memphis Professionals Can Get Your Home Ready for Fall!

You don’t have to tackle a laundry list of fall home improvement projects alone. Mr. Handyman of Memphis is ready and willing to help! You can trust that our professional technicians will discuss everything you want to accomplish, design a plan that’s right for you, and arrive on time to complete it all. We may have to schedule your fall projects at different times, but you can rest assured that your home will be ready for the cooler temperatures in no time.

Call for more information and get a job estimate today.