Have you started your 2018 Fall Home Maintenance Checklist?
When the fall approves, it is time you need to think about getting your home ready. Getting your home ready for the cooler months in winter is a good idea. Much of what you need to do includes maintenance to keep your home cozy in the winter. The routine maintenance will save you a lot of money. There are things that you should include on your fall home maintenance checklist. To protect your biggest investment which is your home and save money on your heating billing. These are the things that should be on your fall maintenance checklist.
Inspect the roof
The roof is a vital aspect of your life. It protects you from the cold and debris in the outside world. Inspecting your roof should be on your fall home maintenance checklist. Check signs of minor to major damage. You can check for cracked, broken or curling shingles. Also, check all the bare spots where granule coating has worn off and make all the necessary minor repairs to prevent further damage.
Repair and clean the gutters
Winter months are the coldest month of the year. You don’t want dirty and clogged gutters because they can cause a myriad of problems, including damage to your foundation, flooded basements, and damage to your landscaping. Clean and remove all the debris. Check for any damages and do the repairs so that water can drain properly. Also, install gutter guards to prevent debris from building up.
Trim bushes and trees
Another thing that should be on your fall home maintenance checklist should be trimming your bushes and trees. The trimming improves the appearance of your place and prevents hazards. You can use hedge trimmers, a pruning saw, hand pruners or lopping shears.
Seal up gaps and cracks
Cracks and gaps are the cause of heat loss. To reduce the heat loss by making sure you seal all the gaps and cracks in the wall, roof and other parts of your home. Carefully inspect your home and caulk and see whether you need weather-strip. Weather stripping and caulking significantly reduce the flow of warm air and cold air in and out of your home.
Make sure your heating system is working
You need to check that your heating system is working well. You don’t need to wake up and discover you have no heat. You can contact us to have one of our trusted and skilled heating system professional to check your system.
Do you think we missed anything on this fall home maintenance checklist?
Comment below on what you like to do for your home to prepare for fall. We’d love to hear from you!
How Can AirXperts help?
Here at AirXperts, we have skilled workers that can help you also prepare for fall. Ask us what services we offer!
Call 304-562-7300 or 1-877-977-0791 when you’re ready!