10 Tasks to Get Your Home Ready for Winter
Now is the time to check your roof and make any necessary repairs before winter.
Make sure your gutters are clean before winter. A clogged downspout can exacerbate ice problems in the winter.
Check vents to make sure no unwelcome guests get in for the holidays. Insulation in attics make warm, cozy nesting material, and if you think Cousin Eddie is annoying, a flock of pigeons (or other critters) can be worse … maybe.
Before the weather gets too cold, close crawl space vents for winter, and check to make sure that downspouts are draining adequately away from your house.
Now that the leaves are off of the trees, check for broken or loose limbs and branches that could pose a safety risk during windy winter storms.
If you live in a rural area, warm fall days are great for cutting brush and clearing fence lines. Plus, there nothing better than sleigh riding and a toasty bonfire later in the winter.
Fall is the perfect time to patch holes in your lawn, aerate, and also get your mower ready for winter.
If you don’t have freeze-proof spigots, be sure to drain sill cocks so they don’t freeze and cause leaks.
Before you fire up the fireplace this season be sure to have it professionally cleaned and inspected. Many homeowners neglect this very important task.
When the time changes in the fall and spring, it is a good idea to check your batteries.