Preparing your favorite Thanksgiving foods beforehand isn’t the only thing you should prepare before the holiday. You should also ensure that your home is safe and ready for guests! Families welcome relatives and friends at Thanksgiving, but if your home isn’t prepared to take in those guests, you could end up having a holiday you wish to forget. This blog covers four home improvement projects you should complete to ensure everyone a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving. 

Maintain Your Furnace and Heating System

You never know what weather your home will be graced with on Thanksgiving day, so make sure that your home’s HVAC system is prepared to handle anything. On the few days before Thanksgiving, you should perform a couple of stress tests on your heating and cooling system. If you find that your heater isn’t doing its job to the best of its ability, then it’s best to call a specialist to diagnose the problem as soon as possible. Not only do you want your guests to be warm and cozy if the holiday weather is chilly, but you also need your heater for the upcoming months! 

Care for Your Lawn and Trees

When your friends and family pull up to your driveway, you want your curb appeal to be on point. A property free of debris can make a positive impression on your guests. Tasks you should do to accomplish this are to remove all fallen leaves from your driveway and lawn and look out for any fallen limbs or potential hazards from the trees closest to your home. Branches can easily damage the shingles on your roof. Also, you should trim any bushes or hedges that you may have to ensure a polished look. 

Repair or Replace Home Appliances

If you have guests staying at your home for Thanksgiving, your kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room will work over time. You should guarantee that all of your major appliances are working efficiently to ensure no problems for you or your guests. This could mean calling in an appliance repair or purchasing a replacement. It’s better to do it now to avoid potential problems once your guests arrive. 

Have Your Roof Inspected

Your roof is responsible for keeping you and your family warm and cozy, away from the cold weather outside. Even if you have the house spotless and your favorite recipes prepared for your guests, the last thing you want is your house to be uncomfortable due to cold weather or exposure to the elements. You should call an experienced roofing contractor to inspect your attic and roof thoroughly. This way, you’ll know quickly if your roof has any existing problems and be able to plan for any potential issues down the road. Plus, you want your roof to be in top shape for the snowy months ahead. 

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