How to Prepare Your Home Exterior for Fall

How to Prepare Your Home Exterior for Fall

As the summer light fades and a chill creeps into the air, your home exterior needs your attention. Autumn brings new conditions for your home to face, along with the promise of winter on its tail. Before it can take on those temperatures, your home needs some adjustments.

Today, we’ll go through what you can do now to prepare your home for fall.

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Home Exterior Checkup

In recent years, snow and freezing temperatures have been coming earlier and earlier. That only gives you a small window of time to prepare your home, so it’s best to start early.

Roofing and Siding

Walk around your home and check the state of your siding. Is it damaged? Does it need replacement?

Grab your binoculars and give your roof the same inspection, looking for signs it needs to be replaced.

Since these parts comprise the bulk part of your protective home exterior, you want them to be in good shape before cold rain and snow come your way.

HVAC System

You’ve been putting your HVAC system to work to keep you cool through the hot months. Now is the time to do any annual maintenance or inspection so that it’s in working order by the time cold weather comes around.

Windows and Door

When frigid breezes kick up, you’ll be able to feel if your windows or doors are drafty. Replace them now, and you’ll be staying warm and saving energy.

Kitchen Window Blinds

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Clean Things Up

You know those cleaning tasks that you usually only do a couple of times per year? Now, while you still have warm, sunny days, is the perfect time to do them.


Through summer thunderstorms, your gutters probably have accumulated some gook. Before the rain and falling leaves of fall are added to the mix, clean the gutters out for the season.

Windows and Blinds

Throughout the summer, your windows and blinds have accumulated dust and pollen. As the hours of daylight decrease, you’re going to want to harness all of the light you can.

Take advantage of the sunlight available by cleaning your windows streak-free and giving your blinds a wipe down.

Chimney and Fireplace

Who doesn’t love a crackling fire on a chilly October night? While it’s lovely, you wouldn’t want it to pose a danger to you or your home.

Have your chimney and fireplace inspected and cleaned, if necessary, to prevent issues like carbon monoxide poisoning.

Preparing Water Sources and Plants

Although it’s a bummer to admit that it’s time to close the pool and turn off the hose, it’s vital to get these tasks done before it gets cold.

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Close Pool

Leaves can build up fast in your pool as fall begins. Plus, freezing nighttime temperatures can do damage to an open pool. Close yours in early fall to avoid these problems.

Turn Off/Drain Outdoor Water Supply

The pipes leading to your hose and spigot can freeze up and potentially burst, causing water damage to your home. Shut off water flow to these pipes and drain your hose to prevent damage.

Bring in Flower Pots

Container gardens are pretty and easier to maintain than a traditional garden. But, many of the plants in them are vulnerable to low temperatures and frost. Bring them inside for the season, letting some varieties go dormant somewhere safe, like the basement.

Plant Bulbs

Speaking of gardening, fall is actually the best time to plant bulbs that will bloom in spring. Check out different varieties, and have fun with it!

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Looking Forward to Fall

Although it might seem like a bummer to say goodbye to summer and prepare your home exterior for fall, there are many exciting things that come with autumn.

Look forward to some of your favorite sports, holidays, and gorgeous foliage.

And if you want to replace your windows, siding, roofing or doors this fall, contact Advanced Window Systems to schedule a free in-home estimate today!


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