The Fall Exterior Maintenance checklist
Warm summer days are coming to an end in Texas, and those pesky summer storms may have brought some unexpected damage to your property. As the weather grows colder, it’s essential to check your home for damage and make proper repairs before it gets too cold. This Fall exterior maintenance checklist will help ensure that your home and property are winter-ready.
Inspect and clean your gutters
It’s important to make sure your home’s gutters are clean and void of debris, so they can keep your roof and foundation safe from any water or moisture that could lead to leaks. You may have to regularly do this during the fall because the falling leaves tend to find their way inside your gutters.
Don’t worry, cleaning your gutters is an easy task most homeowners can do themselves. All you need is a ladder, proper safety equipment for your eyes and hands, and a gutter scooper. Use your own hands to gather leaves and other light debris, and use the gutter scooper for more heavy compacted trash.
If you find that your gutter has any splits or cracks or is starting to sag, it’s time to replace your gutter system.
For more information on gutter inspection and replacement, visit our contact page or call us at 972-231-0794.
Check driveways, walkways, and stairs for damage
One small crack or split in your driveways pavement could make for a colossal disaster come winter. To ensure that you and your family are safe to walk when things ice over, inspect your driveways, walkways, and outside steps for fractures or holes now. Depending on the severity of the damage, you may need to call a professional for repair or replacement.
Get a roof inspection
It may seem unimportant to have your roof inspected if no problems have presented themselves yet. However, putting off an inspection now can lead to costly repairs later. It’s necessary to make sure your roof is ready for all of the ice, snow, and rapidly dropping temperatures that will come in the winter. Eyeballing your roof may alert you to some visible exterior damage, but it’s safer to have a professional do a thorough inspection.
For a free estimate, call 972-231-0794. We’ll ensure your roof is winter-ready!
Turn off exterior faucets and drain garden hoses
Turning off exterior faucets before winter comes will save you from having your pipes freeze over. It’s also important to drain your garden hoses of any water before storing them for winter. If not, the water inside may freeze and expand, causing your hose to burst.
Tackle all the items on this list to ensure your home can handle the dropping temperatures! Our trusted experts here at Benchmark are ready to help! For a free estimate call 972-231-0794.
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