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Who doesn’t love a good fall campfire, trick-or-treating with the kids, or doing some fall home maintenance? Well okay, maybe that last one doesn’t exactly peak your fall excitement. That’s understandable because as the air gets cooler and the days get shorter, most of us would rather be making the most of the autumn festivities. But as long as you have a few tricks up your sleeve, you should be able to manage everything you need to accomplish for your home, while still having the time to plan some fall activities. Here are a few tips to help you winterize your home during the fall:

 

Cosmetic Maintenance

Most of the time when we think of managing a home, we consider things like interior upgrades or fresh coats of paint. But the exterior of the house needs to be maintained as well, and there’s no better time to work outdoors than in the cool fall temperatures. Pressure washing and washing windows are both part of cosmetic maintenance that will improve the longevity of the home’s exterior and add some shine to your curb appeal. You will also need to check all of the weather stripping to ensure it is secured to the doorframes, and caulk your windows to make sure they are fully sealed. While these are cosmetic adjustments, they will help keep the heat inside the home, while the cool autumn air remains outside.

 

Home Upgrades

As the end of summer fades into colder weather, you may find yourself wishing you had a few home upgrades to bring some warmth into the season and the house. Adding amenities like heated floors under tile flooring or upgrading your thermostat with a programmable, wifi enabled version, are perfect improvements for this time of year. You can also make some minor adjustments like replacing older insulation with fiberglass batt, or simply adding more insulation to the attic to help keep the heat inside the home.

 

Supplies to Purchase

It’s always beneficial to be well prepared for a variety of weather related situations. Stock up for colder weather with a few supplies that you can use as the need arises. Purchase items for the fall season like paint to repair chipped portions of the exterior walls of the house, towels to shield shrubs in freezing temperatures, and an extra rake or two for collecting all of the those leaves. While you’re picking up the supplies, you can prepare for the winter season by purchasing items like a shovel, salt to prevent an icy driveway, and a roof rake to keep the snow from building up on top of the house. It’s much more convenient to have these supplies on hand in the event that you will need them, rather than wait for an emergency situation to arise.

 

Services to Hire

If you would rather leave some of the work to a professional service, there are typically plenty of local businesses to choose from. Make a list of all of the basic home repairs you could need during the fall and winter seasons, and research the companies near your home. That way, you already have the contact information in the event that you need to make the call. In fact HomeAdvisor.com can you help find a local pro for your project, as well as provide you with a cost and time estimate. For example, for a three hour service of gutter cleaning, the average cost is between $130 and $243. It’s an thorough resource for all of your basic home needs.

 

So instead of falling victim to a home issue this season, let the home maintenance habits “fall” into place. Roll up your sleeves and feel confident that your house is ready to face all of the beauty the new season brings. All it takes is just a few little tricks to treat your home for autumn.

 

 

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