Marketing October 16, 2014

Home Maintenance in the Fall

If you're a first time home buyer, you may not realize how helpful it can be to have a maintenance checklist. For each season, a structure will need maintenance to promote longevity and good condition. Who knows, you might want to sell your home someday. Keeping up with the home maintenance can have a lot to do with your asking price. 

Here's a tip: You can actively search for these checklists across the world wide web. Compare what you find. Not all will be the same, so you may even decide to combine them into your own customized checklist so you have all your bases covered.

Check out this post I found on our Windermere site, it may be the Fall checklist you were looking for:

Here’s Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist:

Posted in Living by Tara Sharp 

Fall is an ideal time to tackle maintenance projects both inside and outside. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Gutters top to bottom: Water in the wrong spots can do a lot of damage. Start by ensuring that gutters and downspouts are doing their job. (Don’t attempt this task yourself if you have a two-story house with a steep roof; hire a professional instead.) If your home is surrounded by deciduous trees you may need to clean out your gutters a few times a year, especially in the fall. Check to make sure your gutters are flush with the roof and attached securely, repairing any areas that sag or where the water collects and overflows. Clean out the gutters and downspouts, checking that outlet strainers are in good shape, and are firmly in place. Finally, check that your downspouts direct water away from your house, not straight along the foundation.

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