Fall Maintenance Checklist

By Amy Patterson

Fall is here, with winter in trek close behind it {sorry} – and you want to make sure your home is ready! Check out these seven home maintenance tips, courtesy of the original home pro – Bob Villa.

  1. Paint – Peeling paint can start as a small problem, but end up as a costly repair. The sooner you address it, the better.
  2. Gutters – Make sure you clear out any debris and give your gutters a thorough flush and inspection.
  3. Caulking – Caulking around your door frames and windows is one of the cheapest and best ways you can lower your heating bill this season.
  4. Roof – Inspect your roof for any damaged or missing shingles – you’re going to want to have a strong foundation before winter hits.
  5. Fans – Change the direction of your ceiling fans. This will create an upward draft to help distribute your heat, saving you money on heating costs.
  6. Air conditioners – Clean and store for the season – remove window units and cover outdoor units after a thorough cleaning.
  7. Porch and deck – Clean, cover and store all deck furniture, grills or the like. Also, be sure to empty any planter pots that may have leftover soil in them, as the soil can freeze and cause the pots to crack.

Now that you’re prepared for the upcoming weather changes and have a head start on your winter preparations, it’s time to curl up with some hot chocolate and a fall-themed Netflix marathon!  

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