Summer ends all too quickly, no matter where you live. While it may still feel warm outside, fall officially begins in less than two weeks. For homeowners, that means any outdoor damage they noticed in the summer could extend into the fall season. We discuss some of these common issues below and how you can go into the cooler winter season with confidence, knowing the problems with your yard or home won’t follow you.
1. It’s the Perfect Time to Clean Your Gutters
The gutters of your home can become extremely clogged with leaves, sticks, rainwater, and other debris during the early fall. The danger in not cleaning your gutters now is that the debris contained within them can freeze and prevent water from passing through to the ground below. You will need a sturdy ladder, work gloves, a hand shovel or leaf blower, and a bag to place the debris to do the job yourself. If you’re not comfortable climbing a ladder or feel uncertain about your ability to do a good job on the gutters, don’t hesitate to hire out the work.
2. Add Insulation and Weatherproofing
You would be surprised how much heat you can lose through small openings under your doors and windows. Before the cold weather arrives, be sure to complete weatherstripping of your doors and windows to keep the warm air inside the house where you need it. Caulking around doors is also essential. Making sure that your attic and the walls of your home have proper insulation can go a long way towards lowering your energy bills. It can also keep you and your family comfortably warm this winter.
3. Trim Trees and Bushes While It’s Still Warm Enough
Even though raking will keep you plenty busy this fall, don’t forget to trim the trees and bushes in your yard in the early fall. It can cause significant damage when trees grow too close to your house as well as cause a build-up of leaves and other debris on your roof and in your gutters.
4. Schedule a Roof Inspection
Both the heat of summer and the cold of winter can be tough on a roof. That’s why getting a roof inspection to ensure you don’t have a crack or leak in your roof is so important. If the inspector does uncover these issues, you can arrange to have them repaired before you sustain significant damage this winter.
Feel free to contact HomeGuard at 720-708-4126 to schedule your appointment today.