Getting Your Home Ready for Fall

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Ready or not, here autumn comes. Depending on where you are in the world, you may call it fall, and it's fall where the days get shorter and the temperature starts to drop. You may have enjoyed a beautiful summer over the past couple of months, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a beautiful fall. It's time to put away the garden furniture and get your home prepared for what's in store over the next few months. Fall will certainly drop into winter and that means colder temperatures and harsher conditions for your home and garden.

From speaking to the AC repair company to getting the garden tools away, you have a lot to do. Preparing now before the summer is not quite out will allow you to embrace the dry weather and get some of the exterior jobs done on the home with ease. If you're not comfortable handling any of the tasks yourself for getting your home ready for fall, then the best thing that you can do is outsource to a professional to ensure that you don't get hurt or cause any unnecessary damage. So with this in mind, let's take a look at how you can get your home ready for fall.

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  1. Clean the gutters. Anybody knows as a homeowner that the gutters and water can be the worst enemy for the home. You need to ensure that you don't have leaks in the walls or mold patches forming because of dampness. One of the best ways to do this is to get your gutters cleaned at the end of the season. If you don't want to climb a ladder to do this yourself, you should ensure that you ask somebody to do it for you. Clearing out the gutters is a big job and you don't want to fall.

  2. Start the caulking process. Caulking around your windows, doors, or other home openings will prevent cold air from getting in and your conditioned inside air from escaping. Even if you do this in the spring, it's always a good idea to do it again in the fall. There may be snow storms or ice storms or even cold snaps that will help your windows and their frames to expand and contract. This can create more gaps where they are not necessary. Ensuring that you re-caulk the windows and doors is important now.

  3. Inspect the outside. Your roof and your chimney need inspection at least twice a year for the health of your home. You will be very thankful if you catch a problem with your roof now before Fall really sets in because the last thing that you need is to find a missing shingle and deal with the damage to your attic as a result. With a thorough internal and external inspection of the outside of your home and your loft, you'll be much more aware of any issues.

Call the experts and ask for help if you need it. Your air conditioning unit, your roof, and your gutters will need an expert eye cast over them to ensure that everything is looking well. 

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