Many people get their homes ready for fall with their inside decorations. Of course, that’s an amazing way to welcome a new season; however, it is not enough. You must ensure that the exteriors of your home are in good shape as the interiors to go through the upcoming chilly days in a prepared way. This article will cover some of the things you should get done before leaves start to fall.
Let’s be realistic. How many of us think about the gutters and their functioning regularly? Most of us don’t. However, they are responsible for draining thousands of gallons of water and naturally undergo deformation. If your gutters are clogged, the exterior surfaces of your home might be damaged, and the clog will eventually lead to corrosion and create even bigger problems. So, before fall, it’s a great idea to clean the gutters; if necessary, you can even replace them.
The next tip is to protect your faucets. If you are in an area with freezing weather around fall and winter, you should turn off every outdoor faucet before the cold weather strikes. If you don’t do this, they may freeze and even explode. Additionally, you should remove all the garden hoses attached to your faucets. If you leave them attached, the water can back into your plumbing system and damage your pipes greatly.
Your roof is one of the first defense systems of your house that protects you from harsh weather. If your roof is damaged, you will be prone to electrical faults, water damage, fire hazard, mold and mildew, and many other problems. Fixing a damaged roof during fall and winter is very painful and time-consuming. Therefore, make sure to inspect your roof for any damage to tiles. If you see any broken, cracked, missing, or rusty tiles, replace them before they fall immediately.
If you have trees and other plants on your property, hiring a professional arborist is a good idea since they can spot diseases and trim them accordingly so you won’t have to deal with broken limbs in bad weather.
In addition to your roof, perform an overall inspection of the exteriors of your house and see if there’s any peeling paint and check the foundation for any cracks. Additionally, take care of the possible cracks in your driveway and, most importantly, seal any air leaks you may find. A lot of windows and doors in our houses are prone to air leaks, and if they aren’t sealed before fall, you will make you lose a great deal on the heating bills. Sealing is a very inexpensive procedure, so don’t skip it.
As a homeowner, if you don’t want to inspect your house, that’s alright too. The home inspector team of Atlanta Property Inspection will be more than happy to inspect and tell you about the parts of your house that need to be fixed before the fall. Our professionals will ensure you have everything you need with a thorough home inspection. Call us today to schedule your appointment.