As that chilly fall breeze begins to sweep through the Midwest, it’s time for our homeowners to shift their focus from summer sun to winter warmth. As your trusted home builder, we understand the importance of preparing your home for the colder months ahead. In our October blog, we give you essential Fall Maintenance Tips to ensure your home is comfortable and protected throughout the winter months (and we know winter can get crazy in MO).
Fall Maintenance Tips:
- Check Your Warmth: Before the winter chill sets in, it’s crucial to make sure your heating system is in top-notch condition. Schedule a professional inspection to guarantee that your furnace or heating system is operating efficiently. Replace air filters and consider investing in a programmable thermostat to maximize energy efficiency.
- Seal the Gaps: The battle against the winter cold begins at your home’s outer defenses. Check for gaps and cracks in windows, doors, and any other openings where drafts might sneak in. Caulk and weatherstrip as needed to create a tight seal. This not only keeps your home warmer but also helps in reducing energy bills.
- Inspect the Roof: Your roof is your first line of defense against the elements. Conduct a thorough inspection to identify and repair any damaged shingles, leaks, or potential weak points. A well-maintained roof not only protects against winter storms but also ensures that your home stays warm and dry.
- Gutters and Downspouts: Fall is synonymous with falling leaves, and while they create a pretty scene, they can wreak havoc on your gutters. Clear out any debris to prevent clogs that could lead to water damage. Ensure that downspouts direct water away from the foundation to prevent basement flooding.
As the leaves turn red and gold, let your home embrace the Autumn season. By taking the time to implement these Fall Maintenance Tips, you’re not just preparing your home; you’re creating a refuge that will keep you snug and cozy all winter long. Stay warm out there!