Fall is the perfect time for a variety of home maintenance projects that will help you get your home ready for winter. Fall brings cooler temperatures, perfect for working outdoors and fixing up your home, an impossible task, particularly in Chicagoland, throughout the hot summer months or the cold winter season.

With a few home remodeling projects complete, you can look forward to greater comfort once December hits. Take a look at the list below for some ideas of where to start.


No matter how powerful and efficient your heating system, if your windows are drafty your home will not stay at the temperature you choose. If you have older windows, upgrading to energy efficient windows can make a huge difference to how warm or cool your home stays. It’s an investment, but you’ll save plenty on heating and cooling bills year round.

Windows are one of the easiest fixes to make sure your home is energy efficient.

Kitchen Remodeling

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and as the nights draw in, you and your family will be spending more time eating home-cooked meals and enjoying its warmth. As the holidays approach, there will also be occasion for large family gatherings and huge meals to prepare. If you have been hoping for a kitchen upgrade, now is the time to take the chance and invest in a remodel.

Don’t put off that kitchen remodeling. Get it done before the holidays are here.

Roofing Maintenance

Fall is a great time to get your roof inspected, to ensure it will withstand the rain, ice and snow soon to come. A leaking roof is the last thing you need around the holidays, and prevention and maintenance now can help prevent expensive fixes later on.

Attic insulation

Attic insulation is another way to help keep your home warm throughout the winter, and save on heating costs. Check your insulation see if you can improve your energy efficiency.


If your siding is in need of some attention, is beginning to rot or fall apart, fall is the time to deal with this issue. Prioritize durability when choosing siding – it’s an important part of your home, keeping out insects and the elements and protecting your home year round.

In need of some assistance to complete your fall remodeling task list? Contact Reliable Home Improvement today.

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