Five Ways to Make Your Home Ready for Fall

 

August 5, 2017

Are you ready to cut up to 30% off your energy bill this upcoming season by preparing your home for the cooler months? Follow these five tips below to clean and update your home and get it cold-weather ready:

Chimney Sweep
Is there something blocking your chimney? Is there a build-up of residue? If you answer “yes” to either of these questions, the risk of fire and other safety issues increases. You will want to make sure that your chimney is free of build-up, debris and other blockages so it can be in first-class shape for the cooler months.

Chimney

Ensure Floors and Well Maintained
Maryland summers are known for their humidity, and the heat and moisture that come from the summer months can make your floors worn down, scratched or damaged. Your floors should be professionally sanded and recoated for the fall and winter months.

Floors

Gutters

Ensure Floors and Well Maintained
Maryland summers are known for their humidity, and the heat and moisture that come from the summer months can make your floors worn down, scratched or damaged. Your floors should be professionally sanded and recoated for the fall and winter months.

Don’t Get Down in the Gutter
When the rain and snow starts to come, you will want to make sure your gutters are free of leaves and other debris, ensuring proper water flow and drainage. Gutters are key to preventing water damage and other repairs that come with blocked water.

Inspect the Roof
The glaring rays of summer can cause harm to roofs and siding materials (i.e. warping, nicking, discoloration). Take a look at your roof for cracks, holes and any other visible damage. If you find anything worrisome on your roof, make sure to repair any issues before winter comes.

 

Gutter