With “Back to School” reminders all over town, it won’t be long before long, sunny days are replaced with the sights and sounds of autumn. If you love fall as much as we do, you’re looking forward to the natural splendor of brilliantly colored autumn leaves and the feel of a slight chill in the air. But before we get to break out our scarves and sweaters, we’ve still got a little time to enjoy a few more cookouts and take care of some much-needed summer home maintenance.
Making sure your home is in shape now before the first cold weather rolls in this fall will mean your home is better able to withstand whatever Mother Nature throws your way. Be sure to check these summer maintenance items off your list before the month ends and give our residential roofing services team a call at The Construction Group for roof repair.
1. Inspect Your Roof
Minor roof damage can quickly escalate to a serious problem if a winter storm hits this year. Check your roof now to make sure it will be able to withstand strong winter weather.
Before inspecting your roof, think about how well your roof performed last winter and spring. Were there any signs of leaking on your ceiling? Did your roof show signs of ice dams or icicles hanging off? If you said yes to either of these questions, your roof has hidden damage or inadequate insulation. Having your roof inspected by an experienced general contractor is the best way to evaluate its condition.
2. Check Your Window Condition
Poor window performance during the winter months can spell disaster for your HVAC system during the winter. Poorly performing windows can create drafts and have your furnace working overtime just to maintain a comfortable temperature.
A harder-working furnace can cause your energy costs to skyrocket. Examine the windows around your home for signs of aging, damage, or broken seals and consider your energy costs last year. When in doubt, it’s always better to err on the side of caution.
3. Repair Your Chimney
There’s nothing quite as cozy as sitting around a fire in the winter with your loved ones. But if your chimney needs attention, it could pose a fire safety threat to your home and family. Have any damage to your chimney repaired and be sure to inspect the condition of your fireplace thoroughly before you light that first fire of the season this fall or winter.
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There’s still plenty of time for camping and days on the lake left over the next couple of months. But once the weather does begin to cool down, that first winter weather can come before you realize it. Taking the time to inspect your home now and make sure it’s ready for winter’s chill can save you trouble down the road.
To get your home’s roof, gutters, windows, insulation, and chimney ready for the winter, give us a call at The Construction Group in Woodbury at 651-731-5857. Or you can contact us online and schedule your summer maintenance inspection.