Fall is one of the less intense seasons of the year. It isn’t too hot or too cold, there are no crazy rainstorms or heavy snowfall, and there are fewer freak weather conditions happening overall. That being said, it is a noticeable transition away from summer’s current norm, and similar to how you adjust your activities and choice of clothing accordingly, you should do the same with your home. Here are some steps you should take to ensure your home remains set for fall.
Fertilize Your Lawn
People often have the misplaced belief that lawns should be fertilized during the spring, when in reality doing it before fall is most ideal. This helps prevent winter damage to your grass through preserving the nutrients necessary to keep them healthy throughout the winter. Be sure to ask your local garden center about which fertilizer works best for this purpose, as well as how to purchase and apply.
Gutters perform the important role of diverting rain, ice, and melting snow to the proper channels where it won’t cause you or your home any harm during the winter months. This role is hindered significantly when those gutters are dirty and/or blocked, preventing them from functioning as cleanly and efficiently as they are supposed to be, leading to an increased risk of leaks, ice dams and more. Therefore, it is important to clean your gutters at the beginning of fall, as it is the season where debris like pollen, flower petals, and maple tree seeds tend to be most likely to block them. If you feel like you could use some help with this, our gutter cleaning service can assist you.
Right now through most of fall is the most ideal time to have any work on your roof done, due to ideal weather conditions and a lesser likelihood of tough rain conditions happening. That being said, many homeowners make the mistake of not doing so, instead waiting until winter kicks in and exposes the issues that exist within their home, making things more expensive and more difficult for everyone. Scheduling an inspection now will help you spot such issues early, and get them taken care of now with far less hassle and cost. Our contractors know roofs better than anyone, so if you want to get a quality inspection done now, we would be more than happy to accommodate.
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