It’s hard to believe it’s September once again. With the holidays just a couple of months around the corner and winter on the way, it’s a good time to start thinking about whether your home is ready for winter. Every spring, we break out our spring cleaning checklists and look for ways to get our homes in shape. But it’s just as important to keep up with fall maintenance.
In this blog entry from The Construction Group in Minnesota, we’ll break down some of the most important fall maintenance items to get your home ready for winter. Check out our guide and then give us a call to get started on your fall home maintenance.
1. Inspect Your Roof
The trouble with roof problems is that they often don’t become obvious until they’re serious enough to cause a serious headache. Early detection of minor roof damage can help to avert a disaster that costs you significantly and extend the life of your roof. A professional roofing contractor can inspect your roof and make recommendations to ensure your roof is able to withstand whatever winter has in store this year.
2. Clean Your Gutters
Falling leaves, acorns, pinecones, and other debris can clog your gutters in the fall, leading to ice dams and damage to your roof. To simplify your gutter maintenance, consider installing Gutter Guards and giving up the chore of gutter cleaning altogether. It’s also important to repair any damage to your gutters to help prevent water from backing onto your roof or damaging your foundation or siding.
3. Check Home Safety
The chance of a house fire goes up during winter due to increased use of heaters, fireplaces, and indoor lights. Take some time this fall to check your home’s smoke detectors and make sure there is a working fire extinguisher on hand. It’s also a good idea to check around your home for fire hazards and go over your home fire safety plan. Finally, make sure your chimney is in good condition before you fire up the hearth.
Contact The Construction Group in Woodbury
If you’re like us, you’re looking forward to breaking out your coats and celebrating the holidays this year. But before you do, make sure your home is ready. Connect with our roof and gutter contractor at The Construction Group to schedule your fall home maintenance. Give us a call at 651-731-5857 or contact us on the web to discuss general contractor services for your Twin Cities home.