The Autumn Checklist Every Homeowner Should Complete

The Autumn Checklist Every Homeowner Should CompleteFall is officially here, which means leaves are turning colors, the air is beginning to cool, and the holidays are right around the corner. A change from summer to fall not only marks the beginning of the festive season, it also equates to some important home maintenance tasks that are likely piling up. Whether you dedicate a weekend to these tasks or chip away at them throughout the week, consider completing the following checklist to keep your home looking great and functioning properly. More importantly, secure your investment against the coming weather perils with a comprehensive Dayville Home Insurance policy.

Tree care.

If you have trees on your property, consider hiring an arborist to care for them — these pros can spot signs of poor health early on to prevent tree loss, and know how to prune properly to avoid falling limbs in winter storms, explains Forbes.

Cleaning gutters.

Each year we remind readers to clean out their gutters. Fall is notorious for leaves piling up and clogging these downspouts, which can eventually cause water damage to your roof and siding.

Sealing up your home.

Not only is fall a prime time for warm air to escape your home, it’s the time of year where critters want to seek shelter from the harsh weather. Any holes, especially in your garage or attic, can allow entry to a slew of mice, birds, and other unwanted guests. Be sure to seal up your home before the weather worsens.

Planning ahead.

Winter is not the time to attempt necessary repairs. Instead, even out the walkways, ensure stair railings are sturdy, and stock up on necessary supplies such as pet friendly ice melt, emergency kits, and extra gasoline.


Weatherstripping applied around the frames of windows and doors helps boost winter warmth and cut energy costs. Add door sweeps to the base of drafty doors to keep heat in and cold air out.

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