Home Maintenance Tips for Fall

Home Maintenance Tips for Fall

When the cold months of the year roll in, you usually prepare by taking out your winter clothes from storage and making them ready for use. But what about your home? Shouldn’t you be preparing your home for the onslaught of the cold months of the year as well?

The autumn months include amazing sights and sensations, from brightly-colored leaves on trees to the cool, crisp air at football games and other outdoor activities. While these things are enjoyable, they're also reminders that homeowners must start preparing their homes for the harsh winter months.

What should be on your fall checklist when preparing your home for the cold winter months? Key items include:

Clean gutters and repair your damage roof
  • Have your heating system checked – It is better to be safe than sorry. Don’t wait for your heating system to conk out in the middle of winter. Have it serviced and checked to ensure it will work properly throughout the cold months.
  • Clean your gutters – Don’t wait for ice dams and leaks to wreak their havoc on your home. Clean your gutters of any clogs and debris that can cause these problems.
  • Ensure your downspouts are properly positioned – Proper positioning of the bottom of your downspout is four to five feet away from your home’s foundation.
  • Check your roof for damaged and loose shingles – You can prevent extensive damage to your roof by taking care of damaged and loose shingles before snow starts to fall.
  • Insulate your pipes – Prevent your pipes from freezing, which can lead to leaks and flooding, by insulating them before the cold weather begins.
  • Check windows and doors for drafts – Make sure that your home stays warm during these cold months by checking for drafts and air leaks. If you need to replace your windows, this is a good time to do so before the winter storms arrive.
  • Make sure all lawn equipment is stored – Because you won’t be doing any gardening during the winter, it is best to keep your lawn equipment stored safely in your garage or equipment shed. Also, make sure your sprinklers are drained and turned off to freezing in your hoses and pipes.

These are just a few of the things you should do in the fall before the winter cold arrives. You should also check your fireplace and chimney, prepare your snowblower, inspect your furnace, and reverse ceiling fans to improve your heating system. For help with window replacements, help with your roof, and increased or improved insulation for the cold months in Newtown, CT, you should get in touch with Superior Remodelers.

We are a company that can help you winterize your home before the first snowflake falls. All you need to do is to contact us at 888-330-8148 and we will gladly help you prepare your home for the cold fall and winter months of the year.

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