With fall arriving in New England, it is important to ensure that your home is properly prepared for the winter months ahead. Doing a bit of preventive maintenance in the fall can pay off tenfold during the winter when you have issues with your home. If you’re interested in learning more about the fall home maintenance you should be performing, take a look at our blog for more information!
Clean Your Gutters
When it comes to fall home maintenance, there is no more important task than cleaning your gutter system. When it comes to your home, your gutters are one of the most important, and most often overlooked, portions of your home’s exterior. They offer so many benefits, including curb appeal, but their most important task is routing water away from your home. However, over time they will fill up with gunk and debris which clogs the system, leading to drainage issues in the warmer months, and ice dams in the winter! If you’re interested in keeping your home protected from potential water damage this winter, cleaning your gutter system is a fantastic decision!
Examine Your Roof
The next piece of home maintenance you’ll want to tackle is examining your home’s roof. Because it will be exposed to constant moisture as snow falls, you’ll need to ensure that your roof is well-maintained and ready to handle the snowfall. If you have your roof inspected on an annual basis, choosing to inspect it in the fall is generally the best choice. This will allow you to identify any issues with the system before the snowfall begins, and moisture finds its ways into your home. Be sure to repair or replace any damaged shingles or broken shingles, and examine your flashing as well, as melting snow can easily seep in around a bad seal on a roof vent.
Check Your Windows For Drafts
Finally, if you’re trying to keep your home efficient this winter, be sure to inspect your home’s windows this fall to ensure that everything is sealed properly. Leaky windows are one of the biggest contributors to energy loss, so if you find that your home’s windows are drafty & damaged, have them replaced as soon as possible to keep your home well-protected and energy-efficient.
Contact Us Today
Interested in remodeling your home’s exterior this fall, from replacing your windows to installing a new roof? Our team at Quinn’s Construction is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at (978) 957-1200 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your exterior remodeling needs!