The temperatures will start to cool soon, and we’ll notice the falling leaves. All of these serve as a reminder that the fall season is upon us, and all of the things that come along with that. As the seasons change, so do the things that we do in our homes and the needs of our homes change too. Summer might not feel like it is quite over, but it can be a really good time to do some seasonal maintenance, in order to help your home to be in good shape for when fall comes and the leaves and colder temperatures come. You don’t want to make sure that you are unprepared. Paying some attention to it all now can be something that can save expensive repairs later down the line.
Do a roof check
Not everyone is going to be able to get right onto their roof to check for loose tiles. But most of us should be in a position to at least do a visual inspection of the roof, from being stood on the ground, or looking through a window onto a lower part of the house. You could even look to grab some binoculars in order to help you to get a bit of a closer look! The things to look out for are things like seeing a damaged tile with cracks in, any missing tiles, or things not looking right as they’re not kept in place.
Another thing to check at home is to check your home exterior or siding. If there are holes or cracks in the exterior of your home, then it can mean water can get in, leading to leaks and water damage, which can be made worse when water freezes in the colder temperatures. If you do find problems, then looking for professionals like James Hardie siding installers could help you to get things repaired and back to normal. If you know how to replace them yourself, then that could be worth doing too.
Clean the gutters
Like any cracks in the outside of your home, cracks in your guttering can cause a lot of damage, especially when water freezes or gutters get clogged up with fallen leaves. And what falls off the trees at this time of year? That is right, lots of fallen leaves! So checking for damage is a must. You could hire a service to help you to clear your gutters. If you know how to do it, then you could do it yourself too. The things to be clearing out and cleaning is removing leaves, any nests from birds or insects, as well as checking for any current leaks.
Turn off faucets and store hoses
It is time to start getting your garden ready for fall, and often that is going to mean that you won’t need things like outside faucets or hoses. So make sure that you drain garden hoses, as well as disconnect them from the outside source of water; you don’t want to get any water in there that can freeze and then cause more damage. It is a good idea to store hoses in a dry place indoors, so that no water can freeze.
This is a collaborative post from a contributing writer.