Top Fall Home Improvements To Tackle

As things start to cool down and the leaves begin to change, every homeowner knows that winter is on its way. It’s time to get your home ready for the colder weather ahead. In this article, we’ll review several critical fall projects, and how the helpful handymen at House Doctors can help you get everything done.

Have a pro look at your gutters

They may be easy to overlook, but your home’s gutters play an essential role in keeping your home safe. As rain, snow, and ice form on the roof, the gutters and downspouts help carry this moisture off of the roof structure, preserving your shingles and preventing roof leaks. However, in the fall, our gutters can become clogged with fallen leaves, creating clogs and dams. That’s why the professional handymen at House Doctors specialize in all your gutter and downspout needs, from repairs and installation to a thorough, fall-time cleaning.


House Doctors does more than cleaning out gutters. They can help you make gutter clogs a thing of the past by installing a gutter guard. This permeable mesh protector allows water to enter the gutter, but keeps leaves and other debris out. This ensures that your gutters keep doing their job, even after a fall full of heavy leaf litter. Gutter guards can even be installed with a heating system that slowly melts ice and snow, clearing moisture off the roof surface even faster.

Repair your deck

After a long summer of enjoying your deck, you’re probably at the point where you’re ready to spend your afternoons and evenings inside where it’s cozy and warm. Have House Doctors get your deck ready for the winter ahead. All decks should be cleaned, inspected, and re-sealed before colder weather arrives. If it’s been a few years since your deck was re-sealed, you need to have our handymen out to do this: without this moisture protection, your deck could rot or warp, causing significant damage and headaches when you discover the problem in spring.


If your deck has seen better days, you’ll want to bring in a professional for a closer look. With some repair and upkeep, many decks can be restored so that they once again look great. If your deck needs to be replaced, that’s something our handymen can help with, too.

Schedule a fall furnace tune-up

With winter weather right around the corner, fall is the perfect time to have a professional out to your home to take a look at your heating sytem. All furnaces, boilers, and heat pumps require annual maintenance, and skipping years of tune-ups can result in your system operating less efficiently and breaking down more frequently. Talk to your trusted HVAC team and get your home—and your furnace—on the calendar for a preventative maintenance appointment.


If your home has a gas furnace, a professional checkup is even more important. A fall heating tune-up helps ensure that your furnace is operating properly and safely. It’s just another reason to include HVAC maintenance on your seasonal checklist.

Reimagine your home

Fall is more than just a season for maintenance and upkeep. It’s also a great time to rethink your home and make upgrades. Here are some of the projects you might want to consider completing before the holidays arrive:


  • Remodeling Projects: Want to end the year on a high note? Have our handymen remodel your kitchen or bathroom. Our team specializes in home remodeling projects, and we can work with you to turn your vision for your home into a reality.
  • Energy-Efficiency Upgrades: Want to lower your winter heating bills? Have a House Doctors handyman re-caulk around your window frames to prevent heat loss. We also can install weather-stripping around your windows and doors for added insulation.
  • Flooring: You’re going to be spending a lot of time indoors this winter. Now’s the perfect time to replace your old flooring with something new and modern. Have our handymen install new tile, wood, vinyl, or laminate flooring.


Home repair, maintenance, and projects can initially seem overwhelming. But, they don’t have to be. With the professional handymen of House Doctors Home Improvement, you can get everything your home needs in one place.