Fall Home Maintenance

With fall right around the corner, it is important for homeowners to begin taking stock of their home’s exterior to ensure that their home’s are properly protected through the winter months. If you’re interested in learning more about what you should do to prepare your home for the winter, take a look at our blog for more information!

Clean Your Gutters

One of the most important things you can do to keep your home protected through the winter is to make sure that your gutter system is clean and working properly. Your home’s gutter system can easily become clogged during the fall from all of the falling leaves and debris that end up on your roof. Once this debris builds up in your gutters and begins to frost towards the end of fall, it will be nearly impossible to remove, and this can quickly lead to severe ice dams. A clogged gutter system will lead to water leaking over the sides of your gutter system and end up seeping under your starter shingles, running down your siding & fascia boards, or falling onto your flower beds and damaging your home’s foundation. Make sure your home is properly protected by cleaning your gutter system.

Examine Your Roof

Another piece of your exterior that you should be sure to examine is your roof. Your roof system is incredibly complex and your shingles can fail in a variety of ways. From warping, to cracking, to losing granules or completely breaking off of your roof, you should be checking your shingles a couple of times a year to assess whether there is any damage to the system. If you find that you have damaged shingles on your roof, you will want to have them replaced before the winter in order to keep your home protected from any moisture damage!

Check Your Doors & Windows

Finally, one of the most important things you can check in the fall is making sure your windows and doors are properly sealed. Having leaking windows and doors in the wintertime can quickly run up your energy bills, which means it’s important to ensure that your home is secure. Check around any doors and windows for drafts, and be sure to install weatherstripping in any problem areas!

Contact Us Today

If you need to replace your home’s windows and doors, roof, or siding before the winter, our team at Ciarlone Bros is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by giving us a call at (781) 337-9183 or by filling out our online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your remodeling needs!

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