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Fall Maintenance: Protect Your Home This Winter

The cold weather will be here before you know it, so it's important to get started on your Fall Maintenance Checklist! There's a lot to be done, so where do you start? Here’s a short list of items to focus on, so you can help protect your home from the harsh Winter elements.

Gutters & Downspouts

Wait until most of the leaves have fallen, so you don’t have to do this twice! A ladder, bucket, and gloves are all you need. Removing leaves and other debris from your downspout is extremely important. Clogged gutters can cause ice dams, which can cause serious damage to your roof and siding. While you’re up there, feel free to tighten any brackets and hangers to prevent sagging.

Windows & Doors

Caulking air leaks in siding, trim, windows, doors, and even where pipes enter your house can help save you money. Caulking is inexpensive and easy to use. It helps prevent moisture from entering your home and keeps warm air trapped inside. Remove and replace any damaged weather-stripping around windows and doors (including the garage door).