Home maintenance is crucial for homeowners to preserve their home’s value and living conditions. Since there are so many things to do, we came up with an exterior home maintenance checklist for this fall. We hope this article helps you ensure everything is in order this season.
Exterior Home Maintenance Checklist for Fall
Keep an eye out for the following exterior home elements this fall, check off the maintained ones, and flag the ones that need your attention.
The well-being and maintenance of your home’s foundation and basement cannot be overstated. Inspect the foundation and basement thoroughly, and check for gaps, holes, cracks, mold, and water damage.
Your home’s roof is just as important as its foundation. Check for damaged shingles, roof leaks, skylight sealant, and other roof damage. Check areas you don’t typically frequent, like the attic, for mold growth.
Something as small as a stain or peeling paint can reveal underlying leaks and water damage. Check for cracks, peeling, holes, stains, and paint damage.
Windows & Doors
Winters can compromise the caulk, sealing, or weather stripping of your windows and doors. Check if they need resealing.
Gutters and Downspout
No stagnant water should be in your gutters or blockages in your downspouts because these can cause expensive foundation and water damage. Also, check for mold, pest infestation, or things like bird’s nests. Remember, regular cleaning is the key to functional gutters.
You should always check for any physical damage and fire hazards, so if you didn’t check your fireplace and chimney after last winter, now’s the time. If a fireplace is unused, you should also check for mold, moss, and water damage.
Driveways and Walkways
Check for cracks, water damage, and mold growth on the surface, regardless of the material.
This exterior home checklist for the summer should help you keep your home’s exterior in top condition. If there are problems, address them immediately. If you need help, don’t wait for the issues to worsen before calling in the professionals.
If you want to learn more about home maintenance, or if you need professional restoration help for water damage repair and restoration, mold removal, or fire and smoke restoration, please visit our website or call us at 717-855-2367.