Celebrating a new season and refreshing your outdoor spaces is feel good activity that is especially welcome this year. Even those who don’t typically reach for pumpkins and gourds, black and white buffalo check and fall foliage may welcome the distraction this fall. As a roofing company, we always recommend approaching spring and fall with home and roof maintenance in mind. Today’s post marries fall fun and home maintenance together. We hope you enjoy these tips on curb appeal and home care (be sure to bookmark our summer curb appeal tips for next year).
Build Your Fall Color Palette
We’re starting our list of fall ideas with Pinterest, where many home projects are born. Search “fall color palette” on the platform and you’ll be greeted with a rainbow of fall glory. Burnt sienna, alizarin crimson, green gold and more may spark some fall inspiration as you get started on this new endeavor. Pin the colors that appeal most to you and expand your search to include “fall landscape ideas” and “fall curb appeal.”
Wash Away Summer Fun
Now that fall is on your mind, it feels refreshing to start with a clean slate. Turn your attention to your sidewalks, garden paths and driveway. They could likely use a refresh to clear away layers of discoloration caused by the elements, debris, mold or mildew. The same goes for your home’s exterior (work with a professional for the right cleaning solution, tools and amount of pressure).
Fall Show Stoppers
Plants are a surefire way to bring autumnal glory to your outdoor spaces. Bob Vila shares a list of 30 vibrant plants perfect for fall. Think like ornamental peppers for a bright pop of red, fiery orange snapdragons that bloom into the season, low maintenance beautyberries in lush purples and more. Love Your Landscape suggests container gardens and a statement tree for more impact. They showcase a Chinese pistache tree with stunning gold leaves as one idea and also suggest looking for plants with movement (think ornamental grasses blowing in the wind) for a calming effect.
Freshen Up Furniture
Chances are good your porch and patio furniture will need some TLC after the summer heat. Rinse away dirt, swap out decorative pillows and remember to use furniture covers when not in use. Consider a new seating area poised for fall birding or family conversation.
A Fall Front Door
As the official entryway to your home, your door greets visitors long before you open the door. We mentioned container gardens earlier, and your porch is perfect for new blooms and decorative foliage. Refresh your welcome mat, wash your door, add a sweet or stunning wreath and additional decorations as desired.
Roofs and Gutters
We’d be remiss if we didn’t end things on a roofing note. Your roof provides your family with protection from the elements and keeps your investment safe. Having your roof inspected for damage and staying on top of recommended maintenance is key. You don’t want loose or missing shingles, damaged flashing, clogged gutters or lingering debris to affect the integrity of your roof. Also be aware of unwanted pests and unexpected growth from moss, mold or algae. If you have a metal roof, we recently posted a blog with fall care tips as well. If you are in need of a roof repair or replacement, we would love to be of service.
Make sure you partner with the best roofing company in your area. Bone Dry Roofing, locally owned and operated in Charleston, SC, Bone Dry Roofing, locally owned and operated in St. Simons, Bone Dry Roofing, locally owned and operated in Athens, GA. You can contact us today to discuss your fall roofing needs at 1-855-BONEDRY.