As the end of summer steadily approaches, it’s time to start thinking about home repairs you should put on your schedule at the end of the season. Depending on where you live, it’s essential to prepare for cold, harsh winter months that can take a toll on your house. Once the weather turns, home repairs may be difficult, if not impossible. So what are some repairs you need to prioritize?
If you live in an area prone to cold, wet winters, it’s important that you get your roof checked out. Problems with a roof can quickly turn into problems with the rest of the house. Because your roof is hard to inspect from the ground, it can be easy to miss signs that you need a roof repair until the problem has grown significantly. This is why it’s so important to do regular roof maintenance. The end of summer is a great time to do roof repairs, since it should still be relatively warm and dry. Warm, dry weather is important for both the safety of the person performing the repairs and the integrity of the repairs themselves.
Your AC has been working hard all summer long and after a full summer of use, it’s a good idea to get your HVAC system tuned up. Late September is the best time to have your AC unit inspected. The end of summer may not equal the end of hot days, or the end of using your AC for the year. It is, however, a good time to inspect before things start turning very cold. That means that you can tune up your AC and fix any problems that may have cropped up during the summer, and make sure your heating system is good to go for the winter.
Seal Windows and Doors
In preparation for cold winter months, check the caulking and weatherstripping around your windows and doors. Over time, these can become damaged and cracked, compromising the sealing and insulation. This can also create an easier path for various insect pests to make their way into your home. Fortunately, if there is damage to the caulking and weatherstripping, that is a relatively easy problem to fix on your own.
This is the perfect time to plan your end-of-summer home repairs. The weather is accommodating more often than not, and the repairs will help prepare your house for the winter. Take advantage of the warm, sunny days you have left to get these repairs done before the weather turns.
Summer is a great time to fix your roof. Contact us today to schedule a free inspection!