How To Prepare Your Home For Fall

How To Prepare Your Home For Fall

As summer comes to an end there are a couple things that can be done to take care of your home. These steps help to prepare your home for the upcoming seasons and cooler weather.

  1. Inspect your roof and chimney

The end of the summer is a great time to inspect your roof and chimney. First start by doing a simple inspection from your yard to ensure that everything looks good from the ground. Then take a closer look by either getting a ladder and going up yourself or hiring a professional to inspect your roof and chimney for you. Making sure that all of your shingles are intact and your roof is in tip top shape is important for not only the fall, but also the winter. Now is a great time to take a look and save you from costly repairs in the future.

2. Check and reinforce windows and doors

Taking the time while the weather is still warm to ensure that your home is sealed properly is a great idea. Ensuring that your windows and doors are sealed helps to ensure that you will be warm and cozy as the cooler weather begins to come. Start by inspecting the caulk and seals around your windows and doors. Make sure that your windows and doors are sealed correctly and that air from inside your house will not be seeping out or vice versa.

3. Inspect siding

As summer is ending inspecting the siding on your house is a great idea. You should check the outside of your home for any cracks or holes that may cause much greater damage in the future. Ensuring that your home is keeping the cool air in now will help you to keep the heat in when the cooler months begin to come. Taking the time to check the siding on your home now can save you from costly future repairs.

4. Turn off faucets and store hoses

As the summer comes to an end turning off your faucets and storing any hoses is necessary. Make sure the water is fully drained from the hose and that the hose is disconnected from the spigot. Store the hose somewhere dry to prevent from any freezing as the winter begins. Ensuring that you turn off exterior faucets and disconnect and drain your hose will help to prevent pipes freezing or bursting.

5. Fertilize lawn

While the weather is still warm take the time to fertilize your lawn. Lawn fertilizer helps to prevent winter damage and spring weeds. You can do this yourself with some research of what kind to get or you can have a lawn service do this for you. This will help to ensure that your yard will stay in tip top shape.

Getting your home ready for fall and winter now doesn’t just make things easier because the weather is still ideal right now, but also to save you money in the long run. Bursting pipes and roof damages can be very costly and inconvenient to deal with in the cooler weather. Take these steps now to ensure that your house will be in the best shape possible as the seasons continue coming. Vasco Property services can help you with any repairs or maintenance your house may need to prepared for the upcoming seasons.

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