Preparing your Home for Fall
As the seasons change, it is important to pay attention to the health of your home. Paying attention to the small fixes and safeguarding your home during
seasonal weather changes, can preserve the longevity of your home. Here is a
checklist of items that are important to complete during the Fall Season.
·Pay attention to your Gutters: Make sure all gutters and downspouts are clean, free of leaves and are undamaged. As the rainy season approaches you want to make sure water is directed away from your home so as to not cause problems with your roof, foundation, etc.
· Check all windows and doors for gaps: Seal all gaps in windows and doors with weather-stripping and caulking. You want to protect the interior of your home from the elements as well as keep your energy bill low.
· Inspect your roof: Get on top of your roof and inspect for any leaks, corrosion or damage to shingles. The last thing you want is a leak in the roof causing damage outside as well as inside your home.
· Inspect all walkways and driveways: Make sure you fix loose pavers and cracks in walkways and driveways so that as the slippery weather approaches you can eliminate people tripping or falling.
· Prune/Trim large tree branches and shrubs in your garden/lawn: When windy weather occurs you want to prevent damage done to your home as much as possible from the nature in your own backyard.
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