Fall Home Maintenance

Fall Home Maintenance

Oh, how I love fall!  I love how the mornings are dark and cool and the evenings brisk enough for a sweater.  I love the subtle change in color on the tips or the trees.  Autumn.  Time for football, tailgating, pumpkins, Halloween fun and oh yes,  … home maintenance.  I have to be honest, home maintenance is not on the top of my autumn fun list, but it is a necessity.  Often, however, it hard to get a start on it and stay ahead of the season.  So, here is a list to help outline the best place to start your fall home maintenance.  There is also a handy checklist on Instagram and Facebook.  Check them out, like us, and follow for more tips you and your home.


Foundation & Masonry

  • Check chimneys, deteriorated chimney caps, loose and missing mortar.


  • Check for damaged, loose or missing shingles, blisters
  • Check for leaking, misaligned or damaged gutters, downspouts (leaders), hangers (straps), gutter guards and strainers
  • Cut back tree limbs growing close to or touching roof
  • Check flashing around roof stacks, vents, skylights and chimneys as sources of leakage
  • Check vents, louvers, and chimneys for birds’ nests, squirrels, and insects

Exterior Walls

  • Cut back and trim shrubs away from exterior wall

Doors & Windows

  • Check caulking for decay around doors, windows, corner boards and joints.  Recaulk as needed.
  • Check glazing putty around windows
  • Check weather-stripping


  • Check faucets, hose bibs, and valves for leakage


  • Keep garage doors closed to conserve energy and insulate exposed water lines in cold climates


Dana Mirowski

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