Cooler weather is officially starting to approach, which means there is likely going to be a long list of chores to prepare your home. With that being said, there is no need to get frazzled or overwhelmed. Instead, follow these simple steps to keep your home looking its best and ready for the elements. In addition, protect your investment with a comprehensive NJ Home Insurance policy.
Replace the windows.
Energy efficient windows will save you money and increase your comfort at home. If you notice some of your windows fog up or accumulate with condensation, it’s time to have them swapped out. Have a professional install a model with double panes, spacers, or filler gasses.
Touch up exterior paint.
Fall offers plenty of days that are warm enough to work with exterior paint, and a touch-up can help prolong the life of your siding and trim. A fresh coat of paint or sealer on any surface that potentially will be covered with snow, such as wood floors or stairs, also is a wise idea, says Better Homes and Gardens.
Repair the roof.
Before the rains and snow start, enlist the help of a professional roofer to take care of leaks and loose shingles.
Power wash the exterior.
This will keep the home looking fresh but also prevent any mildew or mold build up. You can rent the equipment to do it yourself or you can hire a professional, but make sure to do it before the rains set in.
Clear out the gutters.
Get rid of any debris that has accumulated over the summer to ensure proper drainage of water away from your home. If not, it could seep back into the foundation of the home and create an expensive fix later on.
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