Tips For Pre-Winter Maintenance

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Your Autumn Maintenance Checklist

 

With the cooler weather setting in, it's important that you ensure your home is ready for the winter.

It doesn't take much to get your home prepared and with this list of 5 items, you can be sure that you won't be left in the cold.

1 Clean Those Gutters – You will save yourself a lot of hassle if you get to those gutters now before all those bits of damp debris become filthy leaf and twig ice chunks.

2 Check Your Roof and Siding – Look for any sign of water damage or drafts. Physically check your roof and the siding with an eye open for missing shingles or rips in the siding.

3 Clean That Fireplace – When is the last time you had a fire in that thing? You don't want to smoke yourself out the house the first time you spark up the fireplace for the season.

4 Check The Caulking On Those Windows – Your home loses the majority of its heat from drafty windows, so make sure to give them the attention they need before it gets below zero.

5 Clean and Cover Your Patio Furniture – I know, you don't want to admit that it will soon be too cold to sit out on the back deck sipping an ice cold beer. But you can't turn back the calendar. What you can do is ensure your deck looks great for next year by giving it a good clean now, and protect those deck chairs!

There you have it, 5 items for your autumn maintenance checklist. And be sure to be safe, especially when it comes to your roof and gutters. Don't forget, if you need assistance, you can reach out to your local handyperson.