Although Spring cleaning gets all the credit, the Fall is the perfect time to go through a home maintenance checklist before the shorter days and the ice and snow in Colorado roll in making outdoor work difficult. Fall is also a great time to boost the energy efficiency of your home and head off damage from winter storms. Time to check these 7 items off your list as the leaves begin to change!
Care for trees and shrubs around the house
If you any have trees on your property, this is a great time to consider hiring someone to come and care for them. By hiring an Arborist, you get specialized advice. A pro can spot signs of not only the poor health of a tree before things get out of hand, but they can also prune your trees correctly to avoid falling limbs.
If you are worried about anything concerning your trees, Fall is the best time to address that.
Leaves look so pretty blanketing the ground in all those fall hues, but having too many leaves on a lawn or rooftop can cause issues. Left on the lawn leaves can inhibit growth. Left on the roof and you can clog your gutters. So grab a lightweight rake, wear gloves to protect your hands and get those leaves out of your yard as soon as you can.
Clean gutters and check downspouts
Once your trees have lost the bulk of their leaves, it’s time to clean out gutters and downspouts as well as do a check to make sure they are correctly working. Clogged gutters during rainstorms will cause water to pool, and this will quickly damage your roof and the siding on your home.
Make exterior repairs
Fall is when you need to do a comprehensive walk around your property, checking for signs of damage to all areas of your roof, the siding on your house, and foundation of your home. If you spot anything that needs repair, schedule it now.
Seal gaps where critters could enter
Mice and other small animals only need a small gap to sneak into your house. Now is the time to fill small holes, cover more significant gaps, and make sure venting covers are secure.
Conduct an energy audit
The Fall is a great time to have a trained auditor assess your home’s current energy efficiency. They can also give you a list of recommended improvements to make. This can include upgrading to Energy Star appliances, adding insulation using stronger weatherstripping. If you cannot find someone in your area that can come out, you can also find instructions on how to do an energy audit at Energy.gov.
Take advantage of the cooler weather and give your home a little TLC.
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