It’s a tradition every fall to do a get your home ready for winter weather. Take a look at the following Fall Home Maintenance Checklist for ideas and inspiration on what to do to get the interior and exterior of your home ready for winter weather.
- Check for drafts and leaks around windows and doors.
- Check your roof for damaged or missing shingles. Also check for any damage to the metal flashing in valleys or around vents and chimneys.
- Clean your gutters of any clogs.
- Take care of your property by fertilizing the lawn to help it grow back faster and healthier in the spring.
- Trim back trees, bushes, and other plants from roof, windows, or power lines.
- Clean up the fallen leaves.
- Clean out flower beds and gardens. You can also plant bulbs for springtime.
- Check and replace batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
- Check that your fire extinguishers are charged.
- Get your HVAC system serviced/cleaned.
- Turn off outdoor plumbing. Also drain outdoor faucets and sprinklers so that they do not freeze over winter.
- Get your snow blower and ice melt ready for winter.
- Fix any cracks in your concrete or asphalt.
- Clean your fireplace and chimney. Also stock up on firewood.
- Clean and organize your garage and/or shed.
- Reprogram your thermostat.
- Cover your outdoor furniture or bring it inside.
- Make sure that exterior wall water pipes are insulated to prevent freezing.
- Empty fuel from summer lawn equipment.
- Remove window air conditioner units.
- Add weather stripping.
- Deep clean the kitchen.
- Clean dryer vents.
- Clean furnace filter.
While we can’t give you a hand performing tasks on the Fall Home Maintenance Checklist, Shakespeare Home Improvement Co. can help you when it comes to interior and exterior home renovations and remodels. Whether it’s a new kitchen, a remodeled bathroom, or a sunroom, Shakespeare Home Improvement Co. is here to assist you when it comes to upgrading your home. Contact us today for a free estimate on any home improvement project you’ve been thinking about.