Cooler weather is here and it’s time to get busy with fall home maintenance. Creating a list of important tasks means you’ll be less likely to overlook items that really need your attention. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Fall in the Conroe area can mean heavy rains or extreme drought, so it’s important to prepare for both with a thorough exterior inspection.
- Roof – Inspect the roof for any damage from winter and replace missing shingles to prevent leaks when it rains.
- Chimney – With the chill of winter spreading far into the south, you’ve probably put the chimney to use. Now’s the time to check the masonry for cracks and reseal it to prevent water infiltration.
- Foundation – Extreme weather changes take a toll on the foundation of a home and water erosion can compromise its stability. Has the foundation been inspected by a professional as part of fall home maintenance to ensure there aren’t any problems?
- Siding – Everything from vinyl siding to brick can suffer damage during winter, and you want to fix any issues before the warm weather and rain causes complications. Damaged outside walls invite in pests like ants, termites, and mice.
Windows and Doors
If the cooler winter temperatures revealed drafts in your house from windows and doors, seize a nice day and start caulking them and applying weatherstripping as part of fall home maintenance. If you don’t address air leaks now, the cooled, conditioned air will seep outdoors, wasting energy and raising your energy bills. Put the screens on your windows and doors so you can open windows before it becomes too hot to promote healthy air circulation.
Clean Decks and Patios
Remove the accumulated winter debris and any mold with a thorough cleaning of your exterior areas including decks, porches, and patios. Apply a fresh coat of paint or sealer where needed to protect surfaces from the hot sun and heavy rain.
Performing fall home maintenance tasks early in the season means you can spend more days relaxing. Learn more about seasonal preventive maintenance for your home’s HVAC system or contact Luxury Air at (936) 247-2530 today.