Prepare Your Home for Fall 🍁

Prepare Your Home for Fall 🍁

1️⃣ Inspect Your Gutters

Ensure your rain gutters are adequately draining. Many companies will remove clogged tracks or replace rain gutters for a fraction of what interior or exterior flood damage may cost you. 

2️⃣ Check Weather Stripping on Windows

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25-30 percent of heating use is a product of heat loss through windows. Check for drafts near windows, and repair damaged weather stripping. *Shut a strip of paper in your windows. If the paper pulls out easily, you may want to consider replacing weatherstripping.*

3️⃣ Inspect Your Fireplace 

Before enjoying your first cozy fire, schedule a fireplace inspection with a certified chimney sweep to ensure the chimney is clear and sealing is intact. 

4️⃣ Inspect Your Roof

Take a look at flashing surrounding chimney, sweep any debris, inspect any areas which may accumulate moisture, trim back any trees growing over/near your roof.  Hiring a licensed and insured contractor to complete these tasks is always a wise choice. 

5️⃣Prepare Outdoor Living Spaces for Winter 

 Add an extra layer of mulch to flower beds, begin overseeding your lawn early October for a full winter lawn, and break out the patio furniture to enjoy a cool Valley winter.

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