Fall is a great time to make sure your home is ready for chillier weather. If you’ve been holding off on specific home maintenance projects because the summer heat was too hot to handle, now is the perfect time to tackle some fall home improvement projects.
1. Check and clean the gutters.
While they can be a pain to clean, gutters are crucial in preventing water damage. Be sure that your gutters are working properly and clear of debris. You may also want to consider installing gutter guards that can protect your gutters from collecting more debris in the future.
2. Prepare your lawn and landscape for fall and winter.
To keep your lawn healthy year-round, you’ll want to rake and aerate. It ensures that your lawn and garden beds don’t suffocate. Next, you’ll want to winterize your shrubs, trees, and grass so your greenery can rest and be ready to bloom again next year.
3. Give your windows some love.
If your windows are allowing interior heat to escape, your energy bill can increase. Before the cool weather kicks in, ensure that window locks are working properly, inspect the weather stripping, and check the sealant or caulk to see if anything needs to be touched up or replaced.
4. Touch up your exterior paint.
It may sound painfully simple, but keeping your paint in good condition extends the life of your siding and trim.
5. Inspect your roof.
Winter weather can aggravate roofing issues, so be proactive by having your roof inspected by a roofing professional. Ensure that your roof doesn’t have any leaks and replace any cracked, missing, or curling shingles. Regular inspections and maintenance will help prolong the life of your roof.
6. Make sure your heating system is ready for cooler temperatures.
You may be ready for fall temperatures, but your home may not. Have your chimney inspected by a professional, check your heating system thoroughly, and inspect any fire and carbon monoxide detectors.
Remaining proactive about the maintenance of your home by it for the changing weather can prolong the life of the items that make your house a home. Spending a few dollars now can save you thousands of dollars in the future.
If you’re curious about selling your home, buying a home, or improving your current home, reach out to us anytime; we’re always happy to help: (512) 688-9714 or Tina@MallachandCompany.com.