Windows & Doors.
We invite you to take the time to go around your home and make sure that none of the caulk is cracking and your paint is not chipping and flaking away because once the wood is rotted and requires replacement, then you’re probably going to need to hire a good trim carpenter to tackle the job.
All of the wood trim on the exterior of your home needs to be protected since is just a one-inch-thick pine board that deteriorates very quickly if not protected.
The best thing to do is to make sure it doesn’t rot in the first place, and that means to scrape away the bad paint or caulk and apply fresh.
You can take a can of spray foam insulation and fill in around those drafty outlets and light switches.
If you haven’t done it yet, fall is a good time to have a professional energy audit to check your home and is a good investment.
Check your basement conditions to ensure there are no obvious cracks or other damages that can cause water infiltration and that soffits are clear from obstruction.
It is highly important that you contact a professional if you find out a crack because it will develop mold that will be highly toxic for you and your family and make sure your home is ready for winter.
Better yet, it is recommended having the system inspected by a reputable HVAC contractor and to look into an annual maintenance agreement. It’s much better to find an HVAC problem in the moderate temperatures of the fall than it is to find your furnace doesn’t work on a frigid winter day.
With proper maintenance a heating and air systems can last 12 to 15 years but if not, your system could be dead by 10 years easily.
If you have a gas-powered fireplace, light your pilot light, or, if you have a wood-burning fireplace, get your chimney swept or hire good chimney sweep company will make sure the fireplace is safe to use, and it can also identify maintenance problems.
This is also the time to order that load of firewood. Take the time to stack and cover that wood in a good location in the yard. Make sure that old firewood isn’t rotten and move it away from your home.