Exterior Fall Maintenance Tips
Is it too early to start thinking about fall? While you may not want to hear this, there are less than 4 weeks left until children head back to school and September arrives. Before you know it, the air will start to get colder and the leaves will start to fall off trees. The more we talk about this, the more sad it becomes…. but unfortunately it is inevitable. So, for those that want to get a leg up, the fall presents a time that is perfect for various maintenance tips outside around the house. Here are some of the main things that you can do to stay on top of maintenance work.
Gutters: After the leaves fall, be sure that you clean your gutters and downspouts. All drainage ares need to be unblocked and you want to ensure that your gutters are intact and in working order.
Turn Off Water: You need to be sure that all water lines outside are turned off. That includes any houses that drain from outdoor faucets. Water expands as it freezes and this can cause major issues.
Roofing Inspection: End of the summer/ early fall is a great time to get your roof looked at. If you have any roofing problems, you want to make sure they are taken care of BEFORE winter arrives. All that ice, rain and snow can cause major issues for your roof.
Check Nearby Trees: Trees that hang over your house are extra dangerous during the winter. The weight of snow makes branches very vulnerable to braking off. To keep your home and home as safe as possible, be sure that all tree limbs are trimmed so they aren’t close to hanging over your home.
Window Inspection/Window Caulking: Your windows are going to become more important than ever come late fall. It is important that they are sealed tight and aren’t allowing air drafts into the house. If you notice there are air drafts, contact a local contractor. If you want an easy fix, think about applying caulk around the windows to prevent high from escaping.
We still hope everyone can enjoy the end of summer even though we put the idea of summer in your heads but in the contracting world, we already have bookings in the fall and people need help with their homes.