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Home Maintenance to Perform This Fall

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While it may seem like summer just ended, the fact is that winter is going to arrive before you know it. This makes it important that you take some steps to ensure that your home is ready for the coming winter and the cold, wet weather that will accompany it. If you are unsure where to start in order to ensure your home is ready for winter, here are some tips for home maintenance tasks you should perform this fall.

Inspect Your Roof

One of the most important things you need to do before winter arrives is inspect your roof for signs of aging and damage in order to ensure that your roof is ready to handle the coming rain. Look for signs of roof damage such as cracked or missing shingles. You should also look for signs of your roof aging such as there being a large number of granules missing from your shingles. If you notice any problems with your roof you will want to have your roof repaired or replaced as soon as possible. If you are unsure of what to look for when inspecting your roof, then consider having your roof professionally inspected for damage.

Clean and Inspect Your Gutters

Another step you should take to prepare your home for the rainy season is to clean your gutters. You will want to make sure that there is no debris blocking your gutters or downspouts and that your downspouts are properly positioned to take water away from your home. This is also a good time to inspect your gutters to see if it may be time to consider having them replaced.

Test Your Furnace

With the cold weather winter brings it is vital that your furnace is in proper working order. You should consider running your furnace a few times to test it and make sure that it is running properly. If it does not seem to be producing enough heat, or it is acting up in any way, you will want to have it replaced as soon as possible.

Contact us for more advice on steps you should consider taking this fall to get your home ready for the coming winter.