With each season comes different ways we should prepare our home for what the weather will bring. Fall is a season that entails a home maintenance checklist of several tasks in order to be sure our home is ready for the fall and the winter. Fall is a great time to prepare for the cold weather that will come in winter so that you don’t have to worry about getting outside to do maintenance in the cold. Here are a few tips to get your Porters Neck home prepared for the fall and winter months.
There is much to be done in terms of outdoor work in order to prepare your home for the fall and winter months. You can start from the top and work your way down, by first having the roof inspected for any damage. If you find any issues, you can get those taken care of right away before the cold weather comes and snow and other elements cause more damage to the roof. Next, clean the gutters and free them of debris so that they can properly function. Make sure any outdoors faucets are turned off in case of a freeze this winter, and repair damage to driveways, patios, and other pathways so that they are easy to clear of snow and ice when the time comes.
If you thought the preparations for fall and winter were limited to the outdoors, you thought wrong. There are many things you can do for your home indoors that help prepare for fall and winter as well. You can start by checking all doors, windows, crawl spaces, and the attic to make sure they are all properly insulated and there are no cracks or leaks. Fill spaces around doors and windows where air is leaking out with caulk and have someone install insulation into the attic if it seems as though it needs a little extra. This will prevent the warm air from escaping, or the cold air from entering your home.
You can also have your heating system and any fireplaces inspected by a professional to rule out any issues that might prevent it from properly heating your home. Cleaning or replacing your air filters, testing all smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and other safety equipment is also necessary.
Once your fall maintenance checklist is completed, enjoy the comfort and coziness of your well prepared home!