4 Winter Projects for Your Handyman

Written by Nicole Harms
Updated October 18, 2012
man on ladder cleaning gutter
If you prefer to not do the job yourself, consider hiring a handyman to clean inside and outside of gutters. (Photo by Patrick Herrera)

Hiring a handyman to help with winter work can save you time and money.

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With the holidays quickly approaching, consider hiring a handyman man to complete your ever-expanding to-do list. A handyman is a skilled craftsman who specializes in several aspects of home improvement and repair. Most charge by the hour, which means you can hire one person to complete several different small projects in a single visit.

The following winter projects are perfect for a handyman:

Installing holiday lights

A handyman has the tools and experience to cover all those hard-to-reach spots up on the roof. You'll get a beautiful display without risking injury due to climbing on the roof. A handyman may also be able to convert your outdoor outlets to GFCI.

Weatherproofing doors and windows

Is your home ready for winter? A handyman can add weatherstripping to windows and doors, install a new door sweep or add insulation to your attic.

Winterize outdoor irrigation

If you have irrigation in your yard, it needs to be prepped for winter before temperatures drop below freezing. You can also have your handyman cover outdoor spigots and water features, and store any other appliances for winter.

Gutter cleaning

Cleaning your gutters is another task that needs to be completed before it gets too cold, but it can easily be done at the beginning of winter. In fact, waiting until winter is often the best option because it gives all of the leaves a chance to fall. Have your handyman clear the gutters of leaves and other debris. Clogged gutters can lead to foundation problems, ice dams, roof leaks and rotten fascia boards.

For more information, visit the Angie's List Guide to Hiring a Handyman.

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