The days are shorter, the nights are cooler, and pretty soon the snow will fly. Yes, fall is here. Fall brings with it a sense of renewal, much like spring, but rather than preparing for warm temperatures, vacations and sunshine, we’re prepping for cozy times spent indoors, enjoying some of the year’s favorite holidays with family and friends.
Fall is a great time to perform some simple but effective custom home maintenance jobs to keep your beloved home at its best throughout the year’s toughest weather. Let’s go over some straightforward ideas for fall home maintenance that you can perform on your home.
Keep costs in check with weatherproofing
At Wayne Homes, our custom built homes are made of the highest quality materials and energy efficient features. Still, it doesn’t hurt to do a bit of double-duty to ensure you are being as energy efficient as possible. Check for missing or damaged caulk around windows, doors, electric outlets and other entry points and reseal if needed.
Keep your family and visitors safe
Bumps and cracks in sidewalks and driveways are annoying year-round, but they can be downright dangerous when they’re covered in snow or ice. They can also make removing that snow and ice tricky. Check your steps and all walkways to ensure things are even, safe and free of any disintegration.
Get ahead of the pack
Everyone worries about their home heating system when things get cold. Get ahead of the game and schedule a professional heating system check to make sure things are in working order, before the temperature really drops. Better to take care of the problem now than be shivering waiting for a pro later in the season!
Double-check your detectors
Many homeowners don’t give their smoke detectors or carbon monoxide detectors a second thought, but they can be literal lifesavers. Make sure every floor in your home is equipped with one and ensure they are operating properly, and have fresh batteries.
Check on your chimney
If you plan on having a cozy family gathering around a blazing fireplace, do yourself a favor and make sure everything is in good working order – and clean! – before striking the match. It will help prevent chimney fires and also prevent carbon monoxide from building up.
Stock up now
Winter essentials like shovels and salt are sure to be either out of stock or extra expensive when the first major snowfall happens, so save yourself hassle and money and stock up on these essential items now.
There’s nothing like a cozy fall or winter evening spent bundled up inside with family and friends. Follow these tips to ensure a comfortable seasonal transition, and give us a call if you’d like to learn more about creating a custom home of your own.
About Wayne Homes
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