Four Months to Go: 4 Renovation Projects You Can Still Do

There are only four months until the end of the year. But there’s still plenty of time to finish those home improvement projects you haven’t started yet.

Energy-Efficient Windows

Energy-efficient windows can help you save on heating and cooling costs. And, with winter coming soon, an energy-efficient window replacement would be timely.

Insulated Siding

It would also be a good idea to check your siding for gaps. If you’re looking to reduce your heating costs this year, new insulated siding would be a good investment. A significant amount of heat is lost through the studs in walls, but a layer of insulation in the siding can help keep heat in.

A Roof Replacement 

Homeowners should always have a contractor inspect their roof before winter. But if you’ve been considering replacing your roof, fall would be the perfect time to do so. The temperatures in fall aren’t too hot. Ideal fall temperatures reduce the physical strain on contractors, allowing them to do their job more efficiently.

Fall temperatures are also the ideal temperature for the installation of asphalt shingles, one of the most popular roofing materials. As a rule of thumb, 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit is the ideal temperature for roof installation. It’s just enough for the shingles’ seal strips to melt and adhere to the roof’s underlayers.

To avoid costly installation errors, only hire certified residential and commercial roof installation contractors.


Clogged and leaky gutters can lead to ice dams, which can cause moisture damage to your roof and siding once they thaw. The average gutter system would normally last 20 years. But if they’re past their estimated lifespan or you haven’t maintained them for a while, it may be time to replace them.

Looking for a certified contractor in your area?

Rapid Roofing, a GAF Master Elite® contractor, offers installation services for residential and commercial roofing systems. To get a free estimate, call us at (734) 234-1174 or (269) 222-7171. Or, you can fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Ann Arbor, MI.