Getting Your Home’s Exterior Ready for Autumn

Fall seasons is finally getting started, and the change of seasons means you need to change your game plan in terms of caring for your home. A new season means a new set of challenges to take on, and if you’re not prepared and knowledgeable about what to do, you can run into serious problems.
Getting your home’s exterior areas prepared for colder seasons especially carries certain difficulties that you have to be prepared for right from the start. To make sure your home is ready for the Fall, here’s a few pointers that will help you out:

  • Cleaning gutters & drains: Making sure your gutters are completely free of debris will assure that water flows correctly and doesn’t collect, which will end up freezing into ice and causing possible damage if left untreated
  • Check on your roof: Look for trouble spots and see if anything needs to be patched or replaced, and check on nearby trees for limbs that could fall on your roof if they break off in the cold
  • Find unsealed cracks: Air leaks can make a bigger difference in preserving heating energy in your home than you might think, so repair and seal cracks around window sills or in brick & mortar areas
  • Burrows: Colder seasons mean wild animals will be looking to find warmth in underground burrows, which can be unsightly and even lead to serious accidents if gone unnoticed

If you follow these tips, you’ll be making the outside of your home a lot safer and more efficient for the coming colder months. There’s not too much to all these activities, and they can easily be taken care of on a weekend, so get out there soon and make sure your home is ready for the Fall and Winter seasons!
Source: http://www.ehow.com/how_4488814_prepare-exterior-house-fall.html
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