5 Fall Home Maintenance To-Dos

5 Fall Home Maintenance To-Dos

Winter is coming! Have you done any Fall home prep to get your home yet?

In Southern New England, we approximately receive 35 inches of snow per year. When that starts coming, you want to be ready. Today, we will go over five things you can do for Fall home prep to ensure that you and your home are ready for the Winter.

  1. Clean Your Exterior
  2. Inspect and Schedule Fall Home Prep
  3. Switching Out Seasonal Items
  4. Prepare Your Home For Guests
  5. Get Cozy

1. Clean Your Exterior

At the end of the Fall season, your home exterior needs some attention. Over the last few months, winds kick up lots of debris that make your home look dingy: dust, pollen, dirt, bugs, bird droppings, etc.

Plus, your lawn and gardens probably are not in top shape.

We recommend cleaning your home exterior twice a year. Usually, the end of spring and the end of Fall are best because you accumulate a lot of dirt through those seasons.

Here is what we recommend cleaning:

  • Windows
  • Window screens
  • Siding
  • Fallen leave
  • Weeds in the garden
  • Dog droppings (before they get covered in snow and become a little “surprise” for spring!)
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Chimney and Fireplaces

2. Inspect and Schedule Fall Home Prep

Do a visual inspection of the outside of your home. Is anything damaged, or is there anything you would like to improve? Schedule an estimate.

The home improvement industry is notorious for slowing down in the winter. By taking on fall home maintenance, you can take advantage of winter price cuts and get your project before prices inevitably rise in the new year.


  • Roof
  • Windows and doors
  • Heating systems
  • Plumbing
  • Chimneys and fireplaces
  • Attics for ventilation

If you are looking to schedule your next home improvement adventure, contact us at Advanced Window Systems, 1-800-Call-AWS to schedule a free in-home estimate!

3. Switching Out Seasonal Items

With snow coming, we need to be prepared to handle it whatever is thrown our way. Going through your closet to make sure you have warm clothes and garage to be ready for any weather that may come our way.

Look through all your Fall-Winter gear to make sure everything is in tip-top shape:

  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Jackets/cardigans
  • Proper shoes

Your garage is next on the list check that you have these items ready to go:

  • Shovels
  • Salt
  • Snow blower
  • Ice scraper
  • Snow brush

Knowing the status of the above list; will make life a little easier. The intention is to be aware of where they are and if need be replenishing if they are out of stock. This is a major step in your Winter home prep.

4. Prepare Your Home For Guests

The Winter home prep most include refreshing your guestrooms. It is the season for the family; just the same, family members and friends tend to visit more this time of year. Consider how to make your home more guest-friendly, so you have smooth visits.

Check your guest room(s) if you have not had guests in a while. Make sure sheets and pillows are nice and fresh and air the space out a bit before guests arrive.

5. Get Cozy

If you are not a cold-weather person, get excited for winter by keeping in mind how cozy you can get. Treat yourself to a new pair of fuzzy slippers and or a new fuzzy blanket.

Fall is the season of tea, hot cider, and hot cocoa with marshmallows, so stock up! To make your hot cocoa more fun, try this recipe  for a marshmallow flower that blooms when you put it in the cup.

Although we should be checking our windows, window frames, and doors for crack or any damages all-year-round; Fall/Winter is the most critical time; it helps prevent drafts or create other major issues from developing. For your doors in Fall is a great time to change from a screen door to a storm door. A storm door can withstand the winter eliminates oppose to a screen door.

Wrapping Up

You don’t want to leave your home vulnerable or be scrambling when the first snow comes. That is why fall home maintenance is vital. As of Fall approaches, protecting your home from the natural elements is a crucial step in homeownership. 

The Fall home preparation is vital if you want to prepare for the rising prices of the home improvement industry next year by starting your project now. Contact 1-800-Call-AWS to schedule a free in-home estimate!

We can help you have windows, siding, roofing, and doors to be better prepped for next winter.


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