Prepping Your Home for Colder WeatherHome Ownership
With temperatures dropping, now is the perfect time to begin preparing your home for the fall and winter months. Check out our tips and tricks for keeping your house in great shape and warm during the cooler months ahead.
Take advantage of this pleasant weather to caulk around exterior windows and door frames. This quick and easy task will prevent indoor heat from escaping. The best part of this task is how affordable it is - what's not to love?
Going into fall, now is the time to fertilize your grass and landscaping. By taking this simple measure you will ensure your lawn and plants go into colder months well-nourished and prepared for the harsh temperatures.
If you've noticed some imperfections on your roof, utilize this time before the bitterness of winter to make repairs. Conduct an inspection for any loose shingle and make necessary fixes. Making these changes now will prevent future damage from winter's snow and ice.
As long as you are doing roof repairs, you might as well take the time to clean your gutters. Remove all the built up debris and follow-up by spraying out the gutters with a hose. This will also serve as a test whether your gutters or downspouts are clogged.
If the paint on your trim, frames, and/or exterior walls are flaking and chipping away, take the time to freshen up the paint. Peeling paint is a sign that existing paint film is failing and no longer protecting your siding. A quick paint touch-up will not only look great, but also increase the longevity of the exterior of your home.
Take advantage of the fresh air outside (before it gets too cold, of course) to take measures to prepare your home for the colder months ahead.