Check These Late Summer Tips to Ready Your Home for Fall

Check These Late Summer Tips to Ready Your Home for Fall

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Fall is fast approaching, and with it, the need for home mainte
nance. According to experts, the most important tasks for late summer are:


Painting the Exterior

Lower humidity and cooler temperatures make late summer and early fall ideal times to paint the exterior of the home.

Cleaning Gutters and Downspouts

Clear all drainage areas of leaves and debris, and consider installing gutter guards.


Inspecting the Roof


Hire a licensed professional to examine the roof for wear and tear. (If the shingles are buckling, cracking or curling, it is time to replace them.) Be sure the professional assesses the flashing around chimneys, pipes and/or skylights.

Turning Off Hose Valves

Turn off the valves to exterior hose bibs to prevent water pipes from bursting when the weather dips below freezing. Wrap pipes that run along exterior walls with heating tape.

Replacing Filters

Replace the filter in the furnace or heating system. Consider consulting with a licensed heating contractor to inspect and service the unit before the season turns.

Checking Insulation

Check the insulation in the attic to ensure the vapor barrier is facing down toward the living space.Cut slits in the vapor barrier to allow moisture to escape.

 

 

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Comment balloon 1 commentVictoria Roberts, Associate Broker • September 29 2016 12:24PM

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Thank you Victoria Roberts  - and hope you're enjoying the Fall season!

Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com (Keller Williams of Central PA) almost 3 years ago

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