Even if you are mourning the end of summer, fall is quickly approaching which means it is time to get your home ready for the cooler weather. Fall is the perfect time to take care of various odds and ends on your home before the bitter cold winter air sets in and you can’t take care of these home improvements.
Fall is a great time to have a roof inspection done or do it yourself. If you are comfortable on the ladder and know exactly where it is safe to be on the roof, you can take a look around yourself. Otherwise you can hire professionals to come out and ensure that your roof doesn’t have any missing or loose shingles. It is also important to check for any leaks; you do not want a leaky roof in the winter. Take care of the problem now and you’ll save many headaches in the future.
As we all know, with the changing weather comes falling leaves and other debris. Before the weather gets too cold, it is important to inspect your gutters, removing any debris, leaves or anything else that could clog them up. Clogged gutters in the winter could turn into a nightmare for homeowners; doing your part now could prevent that from occurring.
The dreaded chore of washing the windows is very important this time of year. When you do this chore, make sure to thoroughly clean the seals. If there is dirt and debris in there that has accumulated over the spring and summer, it will prevent your window from making a tight seal. What that means is you will have cold air drafts in your home, increasing your utility bills, making your furnace run harder and making everyone uncomfortable.
If you take these few simple steps before the weather turns too cold, you will be able to prevent serious home repairs come spring. A leaky roof, clogged gutters or windows that won’t seal are unpleasant to deal with during the winter months. Setting a good schedule each fall to properly inspect or have someone inspect these items around your home will help you to have a peaceful winter.