The arrival of Labor Day means that the summer season is drawing to a close and it won’t be long until Palatine starts to experience cold fall weather. Labor Day weekend is the last good weekend to hold a summer celebration and the last bit of free time you will have to take care of some home improvement projects while the weather is still nice. Homeowners should take this last opportunity to take care of these five Labor Day home improvement projects to prepare their homes for the fall and winter. If you do not feel like you have the skill or equipment to do these projects, or you would rather relax over Labor Day, you can call a home repair or home renovation professional to complete these projects.
Sometimes trees can become damaged, diseased, or overgrown and when this happens, it is important to have them removed because they present a danger to your property. If you let a weakened or damaged tree stand into the winter, the weight of the snow and ice can cause it to finally break. Tree removal is something that is better left to professionals because it can be dangerous work without the proper tools and removing trees and even just branches creates a lot of debris that a professional has the equipment to remove.
Homeowners should be cleaning out their gutters from the early spring and into the fall so that they are clear of all debris for proper drainage. As the summer comes to an end, it is also a good idea to inspect the gutters on your home to see if they need to be repaired or replaced. Replacing the gutters can be a difficult job because they are attached to the roof and new gutters must be installed at just the right grade to make sure the water drains properly from the roof. Failure to install new gutters properly could result in extensive water damage so it is better to hire a professional if your gutters need to be replaced.
Homeowners in Palatine, IL should take care of some home improvement projects while the weather is still nice.
The look of the outside of your house really affects the impression that visitors get so making sure the paint looks good is important. If you have the skill and the equipment to paint your own house, then you can make exterior painting one of your Labor Day home improvement projects. However if you are not confident that you can do an adequate job painting the exterior of your home, you should hire a professional. Painting requires a lot of prep work that may include power washing, taping, and sanding and a professional painter will have the right tools to do all of this effectively.
With the winter weather not too far away, it is very important to check your roof for any damage, especially if your home has been hit hard by the storms this summer. It is wise to hire a professional if you need any roof work done because it is not worth the risk of compromising the integrity of your roof right before the winter.
These last few weeks of summer are your last chance to take care of any structural repairs that are needed in your home as well as any home remodeling or home renovation projects. These home projects are best handled by professional contractors that are experienced with providing remodeling and home renovation services because they involve an intensive amount of planning and work that requires building permits. If you have an older home and the internal structures of your home need to be renovated, professional contractors can also provide effective historic renovation services.
Over Labor Day weekend and the rest of the summer, homeowners in Palatine should make sure to complete these 5 Labor Day home improvement projects to get their homes ready for the winter. Many of these projects can be hired out to professionals so that you can spend your Labor Day with friends or family. If you want to have some remodeling work done or need a home renovation project completed in your Palatine home, contact Patrick A. Finn, Ltd or call us at (847) 358-4133. We provide a variety of home renovation and remodeling projects for homes in Palatine, IL and the north Chicago suburbs.