It’s time to get your home in gear for the fall. The cooler months bring their own sets of challenges, and you have to prepare your home for whatever it will bring. Take advantage of autumn’s wonderful, moderate weather and do some maintenance work on your home’s interior and exterior. You may find that you have some repairs to make, but whether you find huge issues that require professional help or those that you can handle on your own, it is worth taking care of before fall arrives. Here are some useful home maintenance tips that should be on your checklist.
You want to do a careful check of the outside structure of your home for cracks and caulk. These issues could be in the areas where masonry connects with siding, pipes or wires enter the house, and around the windows and door frames. These are all points where heat can escape from your home at a time when you need it the most. Any openings in the structure of your home create a way for water to enter and freeze, which can result in cracks and mold growth.
Install Storm Windows
Before the colder months arrive, it’s important to install storm windows that will keep you through the cold months. They provide added thermal performance by supplementing the performance of the older, typically single-pane, primary windows. With added insulation and protection to the existing windows, storm windows help to reduce heat loss through air flow and conduction by creating a dead air space between the storm and primary windows.
Inspect Exterior Walls
Check for signs of paint peeling or blistering on the home’s exterior. This might not appear immediately important to warrant your attention, but peeling paint is an indication that the existing paint film is failing, which leaves the siding of the building vulnerable. If this issue is not fixed, the siding will deteriorate, which can be costly in the end.
It is vital to ensure that your roof is in tiptop condition to face the winter months. Check for missing, curled and loose shingles. Changing weather conditions (heat, snow, rain) can impact the quality of your roofing over time. Your roof serves as the umbrella of your home, the first line of defense, which require proactive maintenance. A faulty roof can lead to water damage and affect the quality of insulation.
If you need help with fall home maintenance, Remodeling Concepts will have your home fully prepared to face the cold months. Your comfort and satisfaction is our priority.