Five Fun Facts for Fall

Five Fun Facts for Fall

Sep 23, 2019

September 23rd marks the first official day of Fall. Get excited for upcoming holidays and weather changes! See below for some interesting facts about the season that you may not have heard of before.

Fall leaves exist all year long

While leaves have the potential to be yellow & orange all year long, seeing the colors during other seasons is unlikely. In spring and summer time, the pigment chlorophyll gives them their green color. At the end of summer, the decreased daylight and cooler temperatures cause chlorophyll to break down and cause the brilliant yellow, orange, red leaves of fall.

Fall isn’t caused by the Earth’s distance from the sun

Fall, like all seasons, is caused by the Earth’s tilt in relation to the sun. It gets warmer in each hemisphere when that hemisphere tilts towards the sun and it gets colder when it leans away. The actual distance from the sun at any given point doesn’t determine if it will be hot or cold out!

Fall is only “Fall” to Americans

Harvest was the original word used until the 1300s to describe the next few months of weather. This was because harvest also meant the gathering of ripe crops. But when the word Autumn showed up in English writing its popularity grew. Shortly after, poets started using the phrase “the fall of leaves” which later shortened to “fall” in the 1600s. By the mid-1800s, the word “fall” had stuck in America.

Fall leaf tourism brings in money

The actual term is called “leaf peeping”. When the chlorophyll fades and those beautiful colors start showing, people travel from all over to see the changing leaves. Many comes just for the pictures. States such as New England get many tourists just for this reason.

Pumpkin Spice doesn’t taste like pumpkins

You will see this everywhere now! Pumpkin spice coffees or treats are all the rage once this season starts. But the truth is it’s almost never the actual taste of pumpkin. Instead, the flavor comes from a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.

Happy Fall from Fairbanks Construction! Enjoy the season!

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Shower
Inverness, Florida

After finding out about us through social media, the customers decided to give us a call and get a safety shower, because their old bathtub was too tall, and too difficult to get in and out of.

“It looks great and we know it’s safe. We highly recommend Fairbanks Construction!”

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Inverness, Florida

Replacement Windows Protect Inverness Home from the Scorching Florida Heat

Charles Lachance’s house windows were more than 30 years old. In terms of energy efficiency, having them on his Inverness, Florida, home was like “throwing money out the window,” he said. So, when he heard a radio advertisement about a special windows promotion that Fairbanks Construction was offering, he decided to give the company a call.

At first, the Lachances planned to replace just a few crank-style windows that were causing them problems. But after meeting with representatives from Fairbanks Construction, they opted instead to have all of their home’s windows replaced with high-performance replacement windows that offered improved energy efficiency, ease of operation, and impact resistance.

During the installation, Charles observed how the company’s technicians worked as a team to ensure all the finer details were completed with precision, and he found the crew quite personable, as well. “I was very happy all around! It was great to work with everybody, and I would definitely recommend Fairbanks Construction,” Charles said.

Fairbanks Construction completed the project in just two days, enabling the Lanchances to enjoy upgraded home windows without experiencing any prolonged disruption to their home life. And upon having the windows installed, the Lanchances quickly saw that the windows did make a significant difference in helping to keep their home cooler by providing them with the added insulation they wanted.

Turn to the Window Replacement Experts

Do you suspect that your home’s windows are causing you to pay more in air conditioning costs than you otherwise should? Then give Fairbanks Construction a call. Since 1990, we’ve been helping to lower energy costs for Florida homeowners with our high-performance replacement windows, and we’d be happy to do the same for you.

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Belleview, FL

Kohler Walk-In Tub Helps Belleview, FL, Homeowners Bathe Safer

As we get older, it can become increasingly difficult to enter and exit a conventional bathtub. That’s the situation that Rod and Jane Forrester of Belleview, Florida, found themselves in. So, like many local homeowners searching for a safer way to bathe, they picked up the phone and called Fairbanks Construction.

Since Fairbanks Construction partners with Kohler, one of the industry’s most respected manufacturers, the Forresters knew that their project would be in good hands. And Fairbanks Construction certainly did not disappoint. During the installation, the Forresters found themselves impressed with how the company’s technicians worked together as a team to complete the walk-in tub installation in a fast and efficient manner.

The Forresters also appreciated how the installers thoroughly cleaned up the area around the newly installed walk-in bath. “The installation team headed by Charlie was awesome. They did a perfect job and left the job area spotless,” Rod said.

With the installation and clean-up finished, the Fairbanks Construction team wanted to make sure that the Forresters knew how to properly operate their new walk-in tub. The installers provided a step-by-step demonstration of how to turn on the faucets, jets, and other special features, making sure the Forresters had all the information they needed.

Find Your Ideal Safe-Bathing Solution

Interested in replacing your current bathtub or shower with a Kohler walk-in tub? Contact Fairbanks Construction today. We’re a family-owned home improvement company dedicated to providing safe-bathing solutions, and we would be happy to meet with you for a free consultation to tell you more about our walk-in bath installation services.

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Dunnellon, FL

Customer converted his old tub into a wheel chair accessible shower.

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Summerfield, FL

The Anderson’s upgraded their old windows that were cracking. They were concerned with security for their home.  Fairbanks construction installed new windows for better security and appearance.

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Ocala, FL

The Wentworth’s converted their bath into a walk-in shower. They are very happy with the transformation.

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Walk-In Shower
The Villages, FL

Ms. Cookendorfer upgraded her old fiberglass shower with one of Fairbanks construction walk in showers with seat and grab bar.

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Walk-In Shower
Orlando, FL

Ms. Cornelius upgraded her old discolored shower with a new bath liner. She wanted a new look with safety features.

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Walk-In Shower
Ocala, FL

Mr . Collins was our Showering Our Heroes winner. His shower was unusable and didn’t have hot water.  Fairbanks construction fixed his plumbing and converted his shower tub into a walk in shower for easy access. Mr. Collins was very happy with the upgrade.  

 

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Orlando, FL

“I called Fairbanks Construction because I wanted a fast shower installation. I am very satisfied with my shower and how fast they did it”.  

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