Fall will be here before you know it, which means the weather will be cooler and leaves will start falling from the trees. Fall is also a time when homeowners are known to perform maintenance tasks around their property so that it holds up during the winter. You want to repair any broken structures so that you can ensure they will stand up well to inclement weather. Luckily, there are few simple tips for caring for the exterior of your home during the fall.
Seal It Up
During the fall, take a walk around your property and inspect your siding and windows to see if there any gaps or cracks. Sealing up all of the cracks and gaps around your home prevents moisture from seeping into your walls. This can lead to costly water damage that could have easily been avoided. So, make sure you are sealing any cracks with a material such as caulking. Sealing cracks with exterior caulk prevents air leaks which will save you money on your energy bill.
Clean Your Gutters
One of the main tasks you need to complete during the fall is to clean out your gutters. You want to get on a ladder and use gloves and scoop to get rid of all of the debris that has built up in your gutters. You want to avoid your gutters getting clogged during a rainstorm. The last thing you want is for your gutters to overflow and water soaking into your foundation and siding causing serious damage. You also want to ensure that your downspout is directing water at least five to ten feet from your home.
Inspect Your Roof
When it comes to caring for your roof during the fall, you need to make sure your roof is structurally sound. Inspect your roof for any broken, cracked, or damaged shingles and make repairs as needed. Your roof is the main layer of protection between you and the elements, so it needs to be in top shape.
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