If you are anything like us, you are ready for some cooler and less humid weather. We are now in September and soon we will be well into fall. So what should homeowners do to prep for the season change? No worries, we are here to cover some preparation points for you and your home.
What to do to prepare your home for fall
Check those gutters.
This summer has really brought attention to just how important gutters are for you home. They take water away from the foundation and also make sure your mulch doesn’t wash away. Often times, they will get clogged after big summer storms and leaf debris and this can cause major issues for your roof and home. Consider adding a yearly cleaning to your checklist or even replace them before the first snowfall. Loyalty Exteriors is one of the highest recommended gutter replacement companies in the Northern Virginia area and we would love to help you prepare your home for fall and winter. Just reach out to us at LoyaltyExteriors.com to get started.
Check for drafts.
Did you have an uncommonly hot summer in your home? It might not be your air conditioner, but rather your windows. Over time, your windows can start failing. Whether it be a faulty seal or wood rot- these can all cause you to lose valuably heated and cooled air in the home that you already paid for! Checking your windows for drafts before the winter comes so you can prep and replace any leaky windows before it starts costing you more money and your comfort. Loyalty Exteriors is here to guide you through your window replacements by working with both your needs and your budget.
Check your batteries.
The change in seasons is a great time to change batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in the home. The last thing you want to do is wait on those because their purpose is so important to the health and wellness of your home and family. Mark in on your calendar and make sure to set aside about an hour to go through the house and change out batteries. It isn’t hard to do and can save you later on down the road.
Test your winter equipment.
Nothing is worse than having that first big snowfall and getting out your snowblower only to realize it isn’t turning on. Taking the time to check your equipment now will save your sanity later and will allow you to keep your walkways safe for kids and folks walking by. If you don’t feel like that, you can always purchase a shovel as a backup and do it the old fashioned way!
No matter what you do to prep for fall, Loyalty Exteriors is here for your home exterior needs. From roof replacements to windows, doors and siding- we have our experts standing by to help you. The best part? We don’t tell you what to get but we guide you to what you need that fits both your life and your budget. Want to get started on a free quote? Reach out to us at LoyaltyExteriors.com/Contact and give us a brief description of what you are looking for help with.