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Your Guide to Fall Home Maintenance

Posted by Kirby Cox on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 1:49pm.

Fall officially arrives on Monday (even though the weather says otherwise, thankfully). Colder temperatures are on the way in the relatively near future, so here's a checklist 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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