As Fall Begins Consider Doing This to Your Home
The Summer is all done, and the Fall activities are quickly approaching. The cooler weather and changing of the colours represent a new season, and it may be time to check up on household tasks that may have fallen by the wayside during your Summer fun. Here are a few things you can do to prepare for Fall all while keeping your house in pristine condition:
Clean Your Gutters!
Gutters are an integral part of your home, and they must be in working condition or you will be in trouble. During the Spring and Summer, very little debris gets caught in your eavestrough which allows for seamless water disposal from your roof. As Fall approaches and leaves begin to fall and clog your eavestrough, the water will start to bay which can represent structural damage to your home including flooding, foundational and structural damages and possible mould growth. Ensure your gutters are clear and ready to withstand Fall rain showers.
Store Away Your Outside Furniture
A big part of optimizing your backyard for Summertime use is purchasing outdoor furniture, which can include: patio tables, chairs, chair swings, pillows, etc. Much of this furniture is relatively expensive because they are designed for outdoor use and are meant to survive through the harsher weather conditions that Summer has to offer. However, outside furniture is not designed to survive through torrential winters with cold temperatures and heavy snowfall. If you wish to use your furniture for years to come; store away your furniture and keep it dry during the Winter months.
Repair Existing Cracks in Your Driveway and Patio
The cracks could be small, and they are still important to focus on. When snow falls and lands in these cracks, they will eventually freeze. When this snow freezes inside the crack, it will end up making the cracks larger and more prominent. Ignoring these cracks year after year will lead to massive damages which will impact property value, pose a safety hazard to you and your family and pose possible damage to your vehicle. There are affordable cement sealers available at your local hardware store, so we recommend picking a bottle up, so you can enjoy a healthy driveway.
Treat Your Lawn with Fertilizer
Applying fertilizer to your lawn in the Fall will have your lawn looking green, healthy and strong come Spring and Summer. Many individuals tend to ignore their lawn when it begins to brown, and stops growing. However, underneath the soil, the roots are still very well alive. Get a head start on a healthy-looking lawn for next year by taking adequate care of it now!
Taking pride in your home will have you feeling good and will save you money from future damages. A pristine looking home also increases your property value and makes it a more lucrative buy for prospective homebuyers. If you have any questions or concerns about your home’s retail value and what you can do to improve your home’s appearance; contact Interlake Real Estate today! We would love to talk to you.