Preparing Your Home for Fall
As summer comes to a close, it’s important to start preparing your home for the changing seasons. Fall brings cooler temperatures, leaves falling from trees, and the possibility of winter storms. Being proactive in preparing your home can help prevent damage and keep your home safe and comfortable throughout the fall and winter months.
Here are some tips from Craftsman Home Inspection Services on how to prepare your home for fall:
Clean gutters: Clogged gutters can cause water damage to your home and create ice dams in the winter. Make sure to clean your gutters of leaves, debris, and any other blockages before the rainy and snowy seasons arrive.
Check windows and doors for leaks: Drafty windows and doors can let in cold air, increase heating costs, and cause water damage. Inspect the seals around your windows and doors and make any necessary repairs to keep the cold air out.
Test your heating system: It’s important to make sure your heating system is working properly before the cold weather arrives. Schedule a professional inspection and have any necessary repairs made to ensure your heating system will keep your home warm and comfortable this winter.
Install weather stripping: Weather stripping can help prevent drafts and keep your home warm. Install weather stripping around doors and windows, and check it regularly to make sure it’s still in good condition.
Store outdoor furniture: Outdoor furniture should be stored during the fall and winter to protect it from the elements and extend its lifespan. Make sure to clean and store outdoor furniture, such as patio umbrellas and cushions, in a safe and dry place.