Fall is here and now is the time to start prepping your home for the upcoming weather! Here’s a few tips on how you can make sure your home is ready to take on the fall and winter months!
1. Inspect Your Gutters
One of the most important things you can do to prepare your home is make sure that your gutters are clean. Clogged gutters can lead to overflow- which can damage your home and damage your gutters too. We know that unclogging gutters isn’t fun- which is why we offer our gutter guard installation service. The best way to maintain your gutters is to prevent leaves and debris from getting into them in the first place- installing a gutter guard is the best way to be proactive.
2. Check For Leaks
There’s nothing worse than having a storm hit and noticing your roof is leaking. Even just a tiny leak in your roof can cause more damage than you’d think. By being proactive and checking for leaks, you’ll be able to save your home from severe damage during a storm! A few things to look for are:
- Musty Odors
- Damp Areas In Your Attic (If You Have One)
- Bulging Ceilings Or Walls
- Missing Shingles On The Outside Of Your Roof
- Spots Or Discoloration On Your Interior Walls
3. Check Windows & Doors
Check for any gaps around your windows and doors. If you notice space or feel outside air coming in, it may be time for replacement.
4. Take a Look At Your Exterior
It’s a good idea to do a walk-around of your home and take note of any items that may need to be brought inside or secured to withstand the fall and winter weather. Make sure that any patio furniture being left outside is properly secured in the event of a storm. While you’re at it, take note of any loose siding, railings, and steps and be sure to get these areas repaired before the weather turns!
Home Makeover is here to help with any of your exterior remodeling or repair needs. Our team is dedicated to making sure that your home looks and feels its best while keeping your family safe this fall.