Fall is approaching! Soon we’ll replace lawn mowers with rakes and decorative wreaths with pumpkins. In addition to updating your home’s curb appeal, it’s also important to take preventative measures to maintain your home as temperatures drop and weather patterns change.
Get an exterior inspection
A roofing, siding and gutters inspection can identify underlying issues in your home’s exterior. An experienced professional will be able to identify hail damage, wind damage, aging, and other concerning issues. Recognizing a few shingles that need to be replaced or an old downspout that’s no longer functional can definitely save money in the long run.
Check your window seals
Temperature changes can result in cracked window seals and shrinkage. Examine your windows for drafts or leaks. If you find any, determine if a little weather stripping would fix the issue or if you need to replace any windows altogether. Either solution will result in less energy costs.
Clean your gutters
Watching leaves fall can be peaceful, but letting them pile up in your gutters can create a headache. When debris builds up in gutters as precipitation becomes more frequent, it can block water from draining properly. When large amounts of water consistently splashes back onto the roof, it can lead to cracking, mold and other damage. In colder temperatures, this can even lead to ice damming. Keeping an eye on your gutters throughout the season prevents this.
Trim your trees
If you live in an area that experiences intense snow and ice storms, be sure to trim back any branches that overhang your roof. For trees in close proximity to your home, snow and ice buildup can cause branches to break off and damage your roof.
By taking action before the action comes, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your home is equipped and ready to go. Addressing issues as they arise rather than as they get worse. This results in a longer life for your exterior and less expenses over time. Ready to get started with an inspection today? Call on Aspen!