The weather in New England is starting to get cooler and the leaves are starting to change. You know what that means? Pumpkin Spice! Just kidding- it means it’s time to get your home Fall ready!
Taking care of your home now will set you up for success and prevent further problems down the road. Read ahead to find out how to prep your home for the colder months, and download our free checklist so you can knock home maintenance off your Fall to-do list!
Start Your Maintenance With Outside Projects
Fall weather means leaves in gutters. Make sure to clean out your gutters from leaves and other debris that can build up and cause clogs. Clogged gutters can cause rain to collect along your roof, siding, or even your foundation which will lead to bigger problems down the road and more costly maintenance, or even compromise your home entirely. Be sure to double check that all of your gutters are securely attached to your home and roof.
We also recommend getting a roof inspection before the snow starts to fall- this way if there are any areas that need repair, you won’t be scrambling to fix leaks or ice dams in the colder winter months or when your roof is piled with snow.
Now is a good time to clean your siding of any summer pollen or dirt and inspect it for repairs, we recommend using a power washer. Should your siding need any repairs, remember to set up a service appointment with us, one of the many benefits of being a NEWPRO customer! And if you aren’t a NEWPRO customer yet, talk to one of our representatives about a siding replacement with us, now is a great time to get your larger home projects finished before winter.
Remember to put away your pool furniture and hoses, as you won’t be needing them much longer! And if you have an in-ground sprinkler system, get it winterized as well as your air conditioning to prevent any damage from the cold, wet weather.
Indoor Fall Maintenance
Be sure to check your entry doors, patio doors, and windows for any caulking that is cracked, or any weather stripping that needs to be replaced.
Test your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they are working properly, and replace any batteries if you haven’t in the last 6 months. You should have a smoke detector in every room, especially bedrooms.
Lastly, make sure to get your water heater inspected. Should it have any issues, you do not want to find out when you’re trying to take a hot shower on a cold day!
We’ll Help You Get Your Home Ready For the Cold Weather
If you’re ready to replace your home’s roof, windows, doors, or siding, the design team at NEWPRO can help you select the products that will best fit your tastes and vision, while providing an energy efficiency in the fall and winter months. Our products are engineered to last in the New England climate.
Contact us today to learn more.
Did You Know?
- The more red a maple leaf is the more sugar it is storing
- Leaf peeping is a $3 Billion dollar business in New England
- Fall was originally referred to as “Harvest”
- The term “Fall” came from the phrase “fall of the leaf”
- One gallon of apple cider equals 36 apples
- Fall is caused by the Earth’s tilt from the sun, not its distance
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