Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

fall home maintenance- remove leavesAs a homeowner, the change of seasons is your cue to take care of your home by completing some regular seasonal maintenance. Each season brings its own hazards, so prepping your home beforehand is the best way to protect it from the elements. At our Woodstock painting and home repair company, we want to help you keep your home looking and performing its best, so check out this fall home maintenance checklist.

  • Check your roof for leaks and ensure vents are in proper position. If you do not have a ridge vent on your home, leave gable vents open. Leaving the attic completely closed off could cause mold.
  • Clean out your gutters and inspect the surrounding trim. Blocked gutters can cause wood to rot. If you find rotting wood on the exterior of your home, contact us for wood rot repair and replacement.
  • If you have a fireplace, clean out the ashes and have a professional clean the chimney. Check the damper to make sure it closes fully.
  • Do a visual inspection of your siding to see if it needs to be painted, or just caulked and sealed. While a few cracks here and there on the exterior of your home might not seem like a big deal, all together they can cause as much energy loss as leaving a window open!

If your fall home maintenance inspection reveals any issues that need to be addressed, don’t wait! Fall and winter bring harsher weather that can accelerate damage to your home, so if your Woodstock home needs repairs, contact Davis Paint Company today.

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