This post is the second in a series on roll off container rental and the best DIY projects to take on this fall. If you haven’t read part 1 yet, I recommend you do before continuing.
Best DIY projects for fall (continued)
Replace single pane windows with double pane
Many of us living in old southern homes have had to deal with replacing old single pane windows. Modern windows provide far and away better insulation, and they make a big difference in energy bills as well as how your home looks and feels. But replacing windows is a big job. Fortunately, R&R Containers has the perfect size roll off container rental to make cleaning up after your project a breeze.
Refinish or replace a deck
Refinishing a deck will make sure winter weather doesn’t damage it. You’re probably not going to replace your deck just because it’s fall, but if you’ve been planning on doing it, fall is a great time. Replacing a deck is also a great way to increase the appeal of your home if you’re thinking of selling, but even a good refinishing job will help if the deck isn’t too far gone. Cooler fall temperatures make it a great time to work outside, and a roll off container rental is the perfect way to get rid of the debris from the old deck.
Power washing and exterior paint
Fall is a great time to make sure your home’s exterior is up to snuff. That way it won’t get damaged over the winter. You probably won’t need a roll off container rental for either, but we’re here if you need some junk hauling services for the stuff you clean up along the way!
Clean the gutters
Now the down and dirty – gutter cleaning. Nobody wants to do it, but it has to be done to keep water from pooling up and causing problems. If you’ve got a roll off container rental for another project, that’s a great time to clean out the gutters and easily dispose of that debris!
With fall fast approaching, you might be thinking about raking leaves and cleaning out the gutters. But there are a whole host of maintenance, repair, and upgrade tasks that fall is a great time to tackle. Of course, R&R Containers is here to help you clean up your property or the mess from your latest project with roll off container rental and junk hauling services. Let’s take a look at a few popular autumn projects, why you might do them, and why fall might be the best time to tackle them.
Best DIY projects for fall
Repair or replace your roof
The freeze and thaw cycle of winter will make any existing leaks in your roof worse due to the expansion of the ice. Plus, nobody wants to have to go up on the roof when it’s covered in ice. For both of these reasons, it’s a good idea to check for leaks and fix any you find before the real cold comes, whether that means repairing your roof or having it replaced. If you’re removing old shingles, a roll off container rental is a great way to keep your job site clean and get rid of the waste.
Add insulation to your attic
Once the temperatures drop, any place where cold can get into your home means you’re losing money. Going up in the attic during the summer can be torture, so that’s one great reason to wait until the temperatures start to drop before doing any work up there. But the pros know another trick – once it cools off you can find drafts in your attic much more easily, which allows you to find and block the leaks better.
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This post is the second in a series on weather predictions for the 2018-2019 winter and preparing for the cold with roll off container rental and junk hauling services. If you haven’t read part 1 yet, I recommend you do before continuing.
Old Farmer’s Almanac vs. Farmer’s Almanac (continued)
Thomas’ almanac was based on the idea that the key to predicting the weather was monitoring solar activity. Specifically, Thomas was concerned with sun spots – magnetic storms that move across the surface of the sun. Most solar flares and coronal mass ejections occur alongside sunspots. Nowadays, the Old Farmer’s Almanac has updated their methodology somewhat. They also integrate data from prevailing climate patterns, jet-stream fluctuations, ocean temperature records, and data from weather satellites.
Young’s almanac, on the other hand, uses a secret formula passed down from its original author. They’re very hush-hush about what goes into this formula, but they do say that it takes into account solar activity, lunar activity, and the position of the planets. Unlike the Old Farmer’s Almanac; however, the Farmer’s Almanac doesn’t integrate modern satellite technology into their method.
What are the predictions for this winter?
When it comes to the ’18-’19 winter, the predictions of these two almanacs are a bit different. The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts above normal temperatures for everywhere in the US except a small swath of the Southwest. They also predict above average levels of rain, and below average levels of snow. The Farmer’s Almanac, on the other hand, predicts a “teeth-chattering cold” winter, with above average amounts of snowfall for most of the US.
Be prepared for winter
With our almanacs disagreeing, and science unwilling to hazard a guess, what should we prepare for? Well, as the old saying goes, hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Even if the Farmer’s Almanac is right, we should still have plenty of time to get our projects done and baton down the hatches before the real winter weather comes. So get that roll off container rental or junk hauling service set up now, and get ready!