7 All Weather Home Maintenance Tips

Dated: September 6 2019

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You can run from weather, but you can't hide! How should you prepare for Mother Nature's wear and tear on your home? You can start with these tips:Image title

  1. Trim your trees.Dead branches can break off and fall through a window or onto a parked car.

  2. Check your fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in the spring and fall. You'll sleep better knowing your safety systems are functioning properly.

  3. Protect your water pipes. Detach hoses in the winter and insulate pipes in the garage and on exterior walls as best you can. 

  4. Properly shade your home from the sun.Blackout shades or outdoor awnings will help keep your home cooler and prevent wood finishes and upholstered furniture from fading over time.

  5. Add weather stripping around doors and caulk your windows to help regulate the inside temperature and prevent drafts.

  6. Check your roof regularly by viewing it with binoculars.If you catch damaged shingles in time, you may be able to repair them individually, lengthening the lifespan of your entire roof.

  7. Clear out your gutters.Make sure any precipitation can drain property. Built-up leaves and other debris can weigh down gutters and cause damage.

Leave a comment if you know of any weather safety/preparation tips. Fall is quickly approaching, so don't put off these chores much longer!

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