As days begin to get shorter and cool temperatures become the norm, consider tackling your fall maintenance checklist to help ease your way through the cold weather.
These five maintenance tips will help keep your home in tip-top shape.
Upkeep Your Shrubs and Trees
Conserve your garden’s beauty by caring for your shrubs and trees. Trim trees accordingly and remove any bare branches to avoid falling limbs during harsh winter storms.
Clean Rain Gutters and Downspouts
Avoid causing any damage to your home by doing some preventative maintenance to your gutters and downspouts. As twigs and leaves begin to pile up, consider removing any debris, as clogged gutters during the rainy season can drastically damage your home’s roof or siding.
Clean outdoor fixtures
Change out any burned-out light bulbs and clean any outdoor fixtures with a solution of soapy water. A little cleaning can provide more light and make your outdoor lighting more attractive. If you’re short on time, grab a duster and dust away, this will make a huge difference.
Repair and Seal Cracks Around Your Home
Avoid any pesky rodents or creepy crawlers from invading your home by patching small holes and covering large gaps with heavy-duty hardware. Remember the onset of cold weather might cause rodents and critters to seek food and a warm shelter.
Weatherize Your Home
Increase your home’s comfort level and reduce energy costs by filling all gaps and cracks with weatherstripping products, such as silicone rubber, by tightening up drafty areas around windows and doors.
Consider these easy maintenance tips to get your home prepped and ready for the fall!