As summer fades into fall, follow this fall home maintenance to-do list from your handyman professionals at Castle Doctor in Plano, Texas!
In Texas, we know the summers are way too hot to get out and check-off some home maintenance items that have been calling our name. This transition between summer and fall is the perfect time to get out and take a look at your home maintenance to-do list. Our handyman professionals at Castle Doctor in Plano, Texas are here to provide some helpful tips to get you and your home ready for the winter.
There are some exterior and interior maintenance items you can look at before winter sets in. As you head outside, check the foundation for cracks, especially around masonry and siding spots as well as pipes and wires enter the house. Of course, another area to check for cracks on the exterior of your home is around windows and door frames where heat could easily escape. When you detect these openings or cracks, it’s important to caulk around these areas to prevent water from leaking, potentially freezing in the winter months and developing mold. These are relatively easy and cheap fixes that will save you money in the event of an accident.
An area of exterior home maintenance you might want to get a handyman professional for is your roof. Your roof is certainly the first line of defense for your home, so it’s important to check for any missing or loose shingles. Fall and winter elements like rain, snow, ice and wind, in addition to the fluctuating temperatures, can be treacherous of your roof. Have our Castle Doctor home improvement professionals inspect your roof to ensure you’re ready for the winter season.
When it comes to the interior of your home, it’s important to check for some of the same things! Walk around checking the seals to your doors and windows simply by placing hand around the frame and feeling for air leaks. Inexpensive measures like weather stripping and caulk will cut down on drafts which help tremendously with your home’s energy costs. From there, have our Castle Doctor handymen check your heating system to ensure it’s working properly.
Final interior home maintenance measures include testing and changing batteries in your smoke and carbon dioxide detectors as well as changing the direction of your ceiling fan blades to create an upward draft to send the warm air from your ceiling throughout your room. Your local handyman at Castle Doctor in Plano, TX looks forward to helping you and your family prepare for the winter months. Don’t hesitate to contact our team today!