How to Protect Your Home During Fall

How to Protect Your Home During Fall

As crazy as this may sound the summer is coming to an end. It may not be the most ideal way of enjoying your summer this year or perhaps it was? Being at home has pushed you to tackle all of the home projects you have been postponing for months have now paid off. Well, guess what, now that Fall is approaching some preparations are required. Here are some things you can get started on to help prepare the last hot summer days to the Fall nights, to eventually freezing season.

Clean or Replace Your Gutters

Your gutters have gone through a lot this year, from rainy days to heavy storms. They are essentially the foundation to the roofing system. We highly recommend cleaning them at least two times a year, fail to do so, can clog up the gutters and downspouts leaving water to build up and potentially damaging the interior or basement.

Check Your House for Drafts

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heat loss from doors and windows make up 25-30% of heating energy use. A great way to tackle this issue and probably cost-effective is weatherstripping. 

Fix Cracks in Your Driveway

Just how you see Massachusetts replace their cracks every year, you should do the same with your driveway especially as the weather begins to drop. When water creeps into cracks it freezes, expands, and can potentially cause a bigger crack. The Last thing you need is fixing a pothole in the cold weather!

Get Started in Fertilizing Your Lawn

How many times have you said to yourself that this year is the year where you will take good care of the lawn? Well, if you want your lawn looking fresh and green in the spring and summer, now is the time to get started. While the weather is dropping the roots are still active as the grass slowly starts growing, fertilizing the grass will prevent any winter damage. 

Winter Equipment Checks

Although it may seem far away, it really is not. With the pandemic that we are currently through this year and a possible 2nd wave, it’s better to make those small adjustments to protect ourselves when the time comes; checking to see if the snowblower works, the heating system still runs normally, even checking smoke detectors and jumper cables will prevent you going out to a local store like Home Depot which could have a large gathering and health safety will be at risk.