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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Kirby Cox on Thursday, September 26th, 2013 at 1:38pm.

Well, Fall is finally here again, which means getting your house ready for the colder temperatures that will eventually hit. Here's a checlist for your reference, for 7 things to do for your home this Fall:

Caulk windows: sealing your windows will ensure no drafts come in and will keep energy costs down.

Check the exterior for peeling paint: if you do see any chips, touch them up.

Inspect your roof: check for loose/missing shingles; rougher weather can turn this from bad to worse so get them replaced.

Clean out your gutters.

Seal your driveway: check for cracks and seal any you find. With colder temperatures, cracks can get worse and this will help the longevity of your driveway.

Check your fireplace: this is more important if you have a gas fireplace, but hire a contractor to ensure everything is working properly so you don't waste extra money on energy costs.

Reverse your ceiling fan: a lot of people don't know about this, but changing the direction will create a draft that pulls warm air from the ceiling.

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