Your Guide to Fall Home Maintenance

Your Guide to Fall Home MaintenanceReady your home for the upcoming autumn weather.

Before each season, homeowners tend to prepare their home for the upcoming seasonal demands – and rightly so. Each season, your home goes through changes in temperature, weather conditions, aging, and wear and tear.

Now that we are officially in autumn, it is time to ready your home before the cooler weather hits!

Examine your roof/gutters/downspouts. Clear these of debris and dust that may have accumulated over the spring and summer months. Gutters are often forgotten, but they are essential to keep water away from your home. Point downspouts away from the home’s foundation, too. If the roof is damaged or leaking, fix it immediately!

Change the filters in the home. If you have a central air conditioning system in your home, change the filter at least once a month. If you have pets, change it more often! Make fall the time to change all of your filters, from stove vents, clothes dryers, and room fans. Clean air will ultimately keep your family healthier in fall months.

Call the professionals. Hire experts to check your heating system, chimney, and water heater before you start using them every day!

Check windows and doors for drafts. You’ll want to keep your home warm and cozy in the fall and winter, so don’t let the heat get lost through gaps in the windows and doors. Go into each room and caulk any drafts that you find!

Store seasonal outdoor furniture. Let’s face it, you’re not going to be using your sun lounger in the depths of winter so put it away until the spring. If you leave your patio furniture outside, they may become shrapnel in a windstorm. Store them in your garage or storage unit instead!

Now that your home is ready for fall, give your homeowners’ insurance policy a once over to ensure that you’re covered for the upcoming weather! To get started on tailored coverage for your needs, budget, and Home-Sweet-Home, contact the professionals at Kurt Rolf Insurance Agency, serving Hopkins and neighboring cities in Minnesota.