Prepare Your Home for Fall
Tips To Remember As You Begin Your Fall Checklist
Fall has arrived, which means the seasons are changing and the temperatures will be dropping. Now that fall is here, it’s time to start thinking about the seasonal maintenance that needs to be done on your home to keep it in good shape through the winter. We’ve put together some tips to remember as you begin your fall checklist. Staying ahead and taking care of these preventive tasks before it gets too cold will save you time, energy, and money in the future.
Fall Prep Checklist
Gutters are a key component of your home’s roofing system. They typically require regular maintenance to keep your property looking and functioning properly. Not only does keeping your gutters clean to make them look good, but it protects your siding, windows, doors, foundation, roof, and basement. When gutters have debris or dirt clogged in them, this can cause some major damage.
Before it gets too cold, it’s important to inspect your roof for missing shingles or other damages. Cut back trees that are low-lying over your roof, and clean your gutters. Since your roof is the first line of defense to the natural elements such as ice, rain, wind, and sun, it’s critical to keep it maintained.
Do a thorough inspection of your home’s exterior walls and siding. Check for paint blistering or peeling. This can be a sign that the existing paint film is failing the property. If this is not taken care of, the siding will begin to deteriorate and the winter will be especially harsh due to all the moisture.
Once the weather starts cooling down you should double-check your home’s interior efficiency. Soon we’ll be kicking the heaters on for the winter and electric bills will begin to rise. Checking your home’s insulation is important to keep your heat in and the cold weather outside.
Do a walk-through of your house and caulk and seal around windows and doors, which can make a huge difference in reducing your home’s energy costs. At Home Solutions of Iowa, we can perform a whole-house comfort evaluation. We test, inspect and speak with you about how we can improve the comfort of your home and lower your home energy consumption.