Preparing Your Home for Cold Weather

Repair from the top down this fall season

Home. Snuggled under a blanket, a fire in the fireplace, it’s just where you want to be in the fall and winter. But if you’re not taking proper steps now to make your home ready for the upcoming weather changes, your nest may not be as comfy and cozy, or as safe, as it should be.

As hot summer days give way to cooler fall temperatures, now is the time to accomplish critical home repair and renovation tasks. Whether you’re simply doing some upkeep or getting ready to put your house on the market, the steps you take now will help to keep your home clean, safe and beautiful all year long. Create a fall checklist and we’ll help you start the repair and renovation process from the top down.

Start At The Top

Just like spring cleaning checklist, you’ll want to make a fall checklist of everything that needs to happen before the weather takes a shift to snow, hail and ice. Start from the top down (or outside in) by booking an appointment with your roofing contractor to clean gutters, inspect the roof for damaged shingles and asses siding for potential weak spots. A solid foundation for your home (and don’t forget about your business property) not only enhances visual appeal, but prevents potential leakage or damage when snow and ice accumulate during the long winter season.

Details Make The Difference

If you’re in the market to sell your home we recommend making minor updates or improvements to the outside of your home, such as landscaping and decorating. In the fall, purchasing seasonal decorations like fall flowers, a wreath or a new welcome mat can go a long way to make your house feel like a home that buyers can see themselves in. This season, neutral decorations with pops of color like green, orange or pomegranate, are predicted to be the most popular. Don’t forget lots of texture!

Prepare For The Worst

Inside your home, it’s important to prepare appliances for the cold weather as well. Make sure to check your heating system, have the chimney cleaned, drain your water heater of sediment and store any window AC units for the season. Lastly, check with your insurance provider and make sure you’re prepared and familiar with your home and car coverage for winter disasters.

Here’s How We Can Help

For roof, siding and gutter repair and replacement, call Enterprise Roofing at 937-453-3933 or request a quote online. We’re proud to have served the Miami Valley for over 90 years, and we will continue to honor our promise of delivering quality work to our community.

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