In September, we posted some helpful fall home improvement projects to do before the weather gets cold. With the winter right around the corner, we are continuing the series with more helpful projects that won’t haunt your finances. Iowa State Bank understands you don’t want to break the bank, but you still have a to-do list that needs to get done. Not only will routine maintenance on the outside of your house save you a headache, it will also keep your family safe.
Home improvement projects that won’t haunt your finances:
- Clear the gutters of fallen leaves. The end of October is the best time to do this because the majority of leaves will have fallen. Clearing will keep them working properly and add to the lifetime of your gutters.
- Repair and seal cracks in concrete. This may not seem like a high priority, but it will save you money in the future. When snow and ice get into the cracked cement, it is likely to get worse when spring comes. By sealing the cracks you will be preventing falls and costly future repairs to your driveway or pathways.
- Check for peeling paint on your home’s exterior. Peeling paint is a sign that the existing paint is no longer protecting the structure. Going around your home and checking for spots can help you get a better idea of how much paint you will need. Patch the paint on a calm and dry day. It may take a few hours, but it is worth the time.
Autumn is filled with red and orange fallen leaves, which is an indicator that winter is not too far away. Be prepared by doing routine fall maintenance. These small projects won’t haunt your finances, so do them before you need to do a project that will. If you are looking to do a large project this fall, contact us at Iowa State Bank for consumer loans.