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Fall Home Maintenance

Categories: DIY Tips & Tricks, Home Maintenance, Landscaping Tips | Posted: September 23, 2011 | Comments Off on Fall Home Maintenance

It’s that time again. The air is crisper, and so are the leaves. Autumn is here, complete with sweaters and cider. Make sure your home is ready for the change in season. Here are some excellent tips you can use to keep up maintenance on your homes for sale in Opelika, AL in time for the fall:

August and September are the two months with the most active hurricane activity. Change out those summer window screens for storm windows to keep your home safe from falling branches and debris.

Reroofing is also incredibly important- especially if you lost any shingles from summer storms or hurricanes. Water damage can eat at your ceilings and cause warping and dry rot, but ice and snow can make the problem much worse because they add a substantial amount of weight to your roof. New homes for sale in Opelika, AL are a lot less likely to suffer from wear and tear, but it’s important to thoroughly check your home for damage after a storm regardless of how new it is.

Gutter cleaning can be a real pain, but overflowing gutters can make leaving your home with the intention to stay dry nigh impossible. Grabbing a small shovel and a ladder, you can scoop out leaves and fallen debris from your gutters. Make sure someone is home to make sure you can get medical help in case of an emergency. If you really hate cleaning your gutters, you can get gutter gaurds, which greatly reduce the amount of debris that can collect in your gutters.

Before the harsh cold makes a comeback, make sure your home is properly insulated. Door seals can really help keep your home from losing a lot of heat. Most new homes for sale in Opelika, AL are built with double paned windows, which help keep heat from seeping out by quite a large margin.

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