With colder weather setting in, keep in mind that the ole’ homestead may need some maintance around this time of year. Why not make a list and jump to it? We found Bob’s list of items that need doing on bobvilla.com. Here it is in part.
1. Roof: Check roof and around vents, skylights and chimneys for leaks. Repair as necessary.
2. Attic: If there is no ridge vent, keep gable vents open year-round to ensure proper ventilation.
3. Gutters: Clean gutters and drain pipes so leaves won’t clog them and be sure they drain away from the house. (Fall: In cold-climate areas) Drain outside faucets.
4. Fireplace: Clean fireplace of ashes. (Fall) Check chimney for loose or missing mortar. Have chimney professionally cleaned. Make sure damper closes tightly. (Spring) Leave damper open for improved ventilation if the home is not air-conditioned
Of course, there are a bunch more tips over in the original article, ranging from the pretty mundane to some serious projects. But the meat of it is that it’s always better to tackle home maintenance early instead of waiting for mother nature to have her way.
Full Article [Bobvilla.com]