Fall Home Maintenance
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A big part of preserving the value of your home, both enjoyment and monetary, is to maintain it at a high level of condition. This means setting aside time and money to keep all the working parts of your home in top shape.

Schools are back in session; family vacations are completed and there is definitely “fall” in the air. It is the time and weather to organize fall maintenance on your home.

Gutters and Downspouts

Keeping the gutters and downspouts cleaned out is crucial to performing as they are meant to, channel rain off your roof and away from the house.

Windows and Doors

Change out screens with storm doors and windows. Keeping your home ready for the seasons…cold air out in the winter and cool air in, in the summer. Also, a perfect time to wash the windows.


Clean and check the furnace. Change the filter. Unless you are very knowledgeable about your furnace, it is a good idea to hire a professional. The will oil, clean, and keep your furnace in tip-top shape.


Have the chimney inspected and cleaned.


Fertilize and re-seed your yard.

Whether doing these chores yourself or organizing tradesmen to complete them, preventative maintenance will keep your home safe and comfortable and the investment in your home, intact. Your insurance company might also recommend these things.