Fall is here and with three major holidays approaching in just under three months, now is the logical time to ensure that your home is prepared for the onslaught of visitors, cold weather, and holiday paraphernalia. Here are a few things that should be on your fall home maintenance checklist:
•Close foundation vents. If you don’t have automatic foundation vents installed, you’ll have to close them manually. You typically can access these vents by crawling into the crawl space beneath your house. This prevents heat loss from underneath your home during the colder months.
•Clean gutters and make sure downspouts are open. If the water can’t drain, it can seep in under your shingles.
•Seal drafty doors and windows. Check caulk around windows and weather stripping around doors and replace as needed.
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