Vibrantly colored leaves sweep through the streets as delighted homeowners across the region begin decorating their porches with carved pumpkins. The air is crisp and smells of freshly picked apples. It’s October in New England and so begins the festive traditions of late fall that many residents partake in every year. Houses wrapped in artificial spiders webs, large blow-up monsters donned on front lawns, and spooky ghosts stuck upon windows. Participating in these festive traditions just might be one of the most delightful parts of owning a home!
However, it is important to make home maintenance a part of your yearly tradition as well if you want to maintain the health of your home for the many Octobers to come. In our previous blog post, we discussed how to prepare the interior of your home for the fall season. In this post, we will be going over the most important exterior fall home maintenance tasks!
Complete the following 10 tasks and your home’s exterior will be ready to face the cold months that lie ahead!
Fall Home Maintenance Checklist
Clean your Gutters- Even if you Have Gutter Guards!
Check Gutter Leader Distribution
Check your Snowblower
Clean the Shed/Garage
Stock Up on Winter Essentials
Finishing Yard Touches
Lawn Mower Care
Winterize the Lawn & Sprinkler System
Check the Driveway
Check Storm Doors
Once you have completed these 10 steps, the exterior of your home will be prepared for the coldest months that are right around the corner. After these crucial tasks are completed, you can be confident that your home will withstand another New England winter!
Our friends at Porch also thought of some additional tips to prep your home for the Fall season!