Topics: Basements, Home Remodeling | August 8, 2018

Preparing Your Northern VA Home For Fall

After many hot, and humid days this summer, we all anxiously await the cooler temperatures of fall. While you and your kids might be ready to jump into the next season, is your home properly prepped for the change?

Moss Building & Design is the perfect remodeling company to get those handyman items off of your honey-do list. We’ll take care of prep items, too, before the weather gets chilly.

Here are specific maintenance and remodeling items to prepare your Northern Virginia home for fall.

Painting & Basement Remodeling Projects

‘Tis the season for a good interior paint job. The winter is too cold to shut all the windows, and dive into large-scale interior painting projects. The summer is too hot, but fall offers the perfect time to spruce up those rooms that need a little extra TLC.

Make sure your basement is in tip-top shape for all the indoor time ahead. If you’ve been thinking about remodeling your basement, now is the time. Turn your basement into the perfect playroom, home theater, or extra bedroom. Add a kitchen and bar area for that extra entertainment space.

This basement remodel in McLean, Virginia, completely transformed to update a living space, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. The dark birch cabinets in the wet bar create a coziness in the basement. The tile choice makes for easy spill cleanup. This basement definitely has what it takes to become a home for the family in the winter and a house for out-of-town holiday guests.

McLean Basement Remodel

McLean Basement Remodel 2

McLean Basement Remodel 3

Exterior Repairs: Gutters, Roofs, And Windows Need Extra Attention

You also need to tend to gutters, roofs, and windows this time of year. Clear out gutters and keep them clean as foliage begins to drop. Now’s the time to repair any damage that occurred from summer storms. If your gutters clog or break come winter, ice buildup could damage your home’s framing and drywall. Avoid this at all costs!

Seal any roof leaks before freezing rain and snow piles up. Don’t forget about the chimney, as well. Annually inspect chimneys for critters, cracks, and soot buildup. You may stoke a fire sooner than you think.

Check doors and windows for cracked or frayed caulk and weatherstripping. Air leaks cause the heating bill to rise as the weather turns colder. It’s an easy fix you or a handyman can catch.

Check Your Deck

Summer activities take a toll on your outdoor space. Make sure you address any loose boards, nail pops, or other deck issues while you still want to be outside. Once winter hits, small deck problems are exacerbated by wintry weather conditions.

Also, consider a renovation or remodeling project to enclose your deck to make an all-season space. Build a new deck or patio for a great space prepared come spring again! For example, check out the below McLean, Virginia, porch addition.

McLean Porch Addition

Prepare Your Home For Fall With Northern Virginia’s Best Contractor

Do you want to talk to about renovating your Northern Virginia home? Do you need a contractor to prepare your home for the fall? Call us at 703.961.7707 or email us at


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