As delightful as it would be if the only thing you needed to worry about to prepare your home for fall were selecting the perfect wreaths and pumpkin spice candles and switching out your patio decor, it’s a much more involved process than that. Proper prep is key to ensure your home looks its best and lasts you as long as possible. Here are 5 helpful tips to prepare your home for fall so that you can make the most out of the season.
#1. Clean Your Gutters
Or replace them, if necessary. It’s easy to forget about your gutters until you start experiencing gutter-related problems. However, in order to keep your property in the best condition possible, it’s crucial to ensure that you’re including your gutters while you work to prepare your home exterior for fall.
Fall leaves have a tendency to congregate in gutters, clogging them up and potentially causing damage over time. In order to ensure that your gutters function properly in order to avoid premature replacement and issues like ice dams in the winter, ensure that you get your gutters cleaned as needed.
This is something that you can do yourself, or you can hire professionals to do for you. Since cleaning gutters involves pulling out a ladder and trying to safely collect debris, many people don’t feel safe doing this themselves. Hiring professionals for gutter cleaning preserves your safety and ensures that the job’s done right, so that water can freely drain away from your home, preventing damage.
#2. Check Your Windows
For drafts, whether they need to be cleaned, if they have any cracks and leaks, etc. Fall is the perfect time to check for drafts before they start impacting your HVAC bill and the comfort of your home. It’s also a great time to have window cleaning done. While you can clean your windows yourself, depending on their height and location, it’s safer and better to leave this job to window cleaning professionals.
Professional window cleaning not only brightens up your view and bolsters your property’s curb appeal, it also makes your home safer from the health risks associated with decreased air quality and helps your windows last longer. With New England’s stunning fall, you want to get the most out of your view to soak up all the beauty for as long as you can.
#3. Call Your HVAC Guy
Fall is the perfect time to conduct any necessary maintenance on your system before you’ll need it to heat your home. It may be that all you need to have done is replace your filters and have any AC units covered, but in the event that your HVAC system needs repairs or replacement, it’s important to get this done before cold weather strikes.
#4. Clean Overgrown Vegetation/Dead Branches
In winter storms, dead branches can scratch or damage your home. Fall leaves and overgrown vegetation can cause your gutters to get clogged up, debris to build up around your property, and more. Cleaning overgrown vegetation and trimming any dead branches prepares your home exterior for fall and winter while also enhancing your curb appeal.
Professional pressure washing can take care of any existing buildup from fallen debris and dirt, giving your property a facelift – perfect for the upcoming holidays.
#5. Clean And Prep Outdoor Areas
From your deck to your patio to your driveway to the exterior walls of your home, all of these outdoor areas can benefit from proper cleaning and prep prior to snow storms. You don’t want dirt buildup to just sit there all throughout the winter. Professional pressure washing gives your property a much-needed refresh and makes maintaining it so much easier.
Many homeowners think that their home needs a new paint job, get a pressure wash, and are astounded by the fact that removing all the dirt and debris buildup causes their home to look freshly painted.
Count On The Pros To Go Above & Beyond
Need help to prepare your home exterior for fall and winter? You’ve come to the right place. Here at Above & Beyond Window Cleaning, we pride ourselves on going above and beyond customer expectations to provide stellar service on each and every job. While window cleaning is in our name, that’s not all that we do. We also provide pressure washing, gutter cleaning, soft washing, and screen repair for comprehensive exterior cleaning.
Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you prepare your home exterior for fall.