Our air is getting cooler and the days are certainly shorter and we need to make sure we prepare our homes for the cold weather that will come our way.
Here are some simple home maintenance ideas to get your autumn checklist started.
No one likes the thought of a damaged roof so do your part in preventing any damage by checking your roof for leaks or issues throughout the year. If you don’t feel comfortable getting up there and checking, we suggest hiring a professional to do the task for you.
With leaves falling, make sure you clear out debris for your gutters to prevent clogging. You want rain to be able to easily flow off of your roof.
Windows & Doors
We can all agree that we don’t like getting an outrageous electric bill so this winter, help prevent it. Make sure all of your doors and windows have tight seals to block any air from coming in. Whether you use spray foam, caulk or weather stripping, this is pretty easy to do yourself and can save you a lot of money.
As leaves start dropping, you want to keep your soil healthy throughout the winter months. To do so you can either mulch your yard with a lawn mower or rake up all your leaves, as leaves can kill your grass if they’re left there for long periods of time.
Is your fireplace or wood burning stove ready to come out of hibernation this winter? Make sure to clean out your fireplace as well as have it inspected so that you are confident it’s ready to take on the task of keeping you warm.
Take advantage of this beautiful, cool weather and put these simple home maintenance ideas to good use; there’s no better time to get your home in tip top shape.