The days are getting a bit cooler, the nights crisp, school is back in session…fall is finally here! It is a busy time for sure, and the perfect time to spend prepare the exterior of your home for the impending winter that is just a few short months away. Here is a fall home maintenance checklist that will make this process easy!
- Check your roof: Your roof performs one of the most important functions for your home — protecting you, your family and all that is inside. Take some time in the fall to properly inspect your roof for any areas of vulnerability. You can look for loose or missing shingles, or shingles that are curling, or discolored — all could be signs that your roof needs a professional inspection before the harsh winter blows in.
- Exterior Siding: Take a walk around your home and see if you notice any chipped paint, or areas that look like it is peeling or blistering. You should also pay special attention to areas around your foundation or caulking that may no longer be doing it’s job. With the cold winter on the way, you want to make sure that your house is keeping the cold air out and the warm air inside. If there are areas that need attention, now is a great time for some minor home repairs that will save you a lot in the long run!
- Windows: Windows are crucial to keeping your house energy efficient. If your windows are not opening or closing properly or if you are feeling a draft coming in from outside, you may want to think about repair or replacement.
- Don’t forget your gutters: Fall is an extremely taxing time for gutters. With fall comes falling leaves and if your gutters get clogged or blocked, this can mean trouble for your home. Clogged gutters can cause ice dams in the winter and improper roof drainage can lead to indoor moisture problems.
Licensed Exterior Contractors Can Help You Get Ready For Minnesota’s Winter
Sunrise Exteriors has been doing exterior repair work for clients in Plymouth and the surrounding Minnesota areas for years. Our team can perform a thorough fall maintenance check on your home and help take care of any problems we find. We understand that winter in Minnesota can be hard on homes, so we will work to get your home ready for the upcoming winter, without breaking the bank. We are a local company that is committed to helping you, so give us a call today at 1-612-333-1195 to schedule a free fall maintenance consultation.