Outside Things to do around your Home in the Fall
I was talking to my daughter about their home the other day, and in the course of the conversation she asked me to remind her of the things they should be doing to their home in the fall. As I thought about the different things to do, it dawned on me that other people might also be interested in being reminded of these things.
Here we go with the outside first-
One of the first things that come to mind is the gutters. They will keep your basement dry if you will keep them clean of leaves and branches! As the leaves start falling it may be necessary to clean them 3 or 4 times before the snow flies. I know this is a lot, but they need to be kept clear of leaves when it starts to freeze and snow falls.
Second, cut down all the stalky dead plants, this will prepare the gardens for new growth in the spring and also keep the mice from making winter nests under it.
Next, walk around your house with a caulk-gun and look for areas where the caulk has dried up or fallen out. This will keep the cold drafts from seeping into your warm cozy home in the winter months and the bees from making nests in the summer months.
The fourth thing to do is walk around your house again but this time with a paint scraper and look at your window sills or wood areas where the paint is peeling. Scrap the peeling paint, sand the area, paint a primer over the bare wood, and then paint with finish paint. This will prevent the snow from decaying the wood over the course of the winter months.
Now you are ready for the winter winds and snow! Ugh! Well, at least the house is!
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