There are many how-to guides available online for how to prepare your home for the fall months. This post is going to list some autumn maintenance tips to help you prepare your home this fall.
Fall Home Maintenance Checklist
1. Inspect and Maintain your Roof
It’s recommended that you inspect your roof twice a year. When inspecting your roof look for shingles that are partially lifted, peeling, or curling these are all signs that it’s time to replace your roof.
2. Gutter Maintenance
Make sure to clean your gutters and downspouts frequently throughout the fall. Leaves and debris often build up in the gutters. Not only can clogged gutters cause damage to your gutter but it can also lead to wood root problems and even pests from the water not moving to when it should be going.
Gutters free of debris allows water to flow away from your house. Gutters that are clogged prevent this and sitting water contributes to roof leaks and rotting. Rather than deal with the costly repairs to replace your roof prevent this by cleaning out your gutters. Cleaning out your gutters is one of our fall maintenance tips that is easy to follow.
3. Home Foundation Maintenance
Check your home’s foundation for any cracking. Cracks in your foundation lets in drafts but also unwelcome pests like rodents. To prevent unwanted house guests or drafts seal up cracks as soon as they are discovered.
4. Hold off on Pruning
In cold weather trees focus their energy on their roots because of this pruning in cold weather will leave your tree with open cuts. Open cuts can leave your trees open to mold growth and will weaken them. Hold on pruning until all the leaves have fallen.