5 Ways to Protect the Exterior of Your Home This Fall

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With Fall upon us, it is crucial that the exterior of your home is well prepared. We have some tips to ensure your home is protected from any disasters this Fall! There are several small tips that many homeowners overlook. Let us help you keep your home safe with the cooler weather.

Check for Exposed Pipes

Exposed pipes can quickly become frozen and burst, causing extensive damages to your home. Any exposed pipes or spigots should be properly covered to avoid unnecessarily frozen or damaged pipes.

Clean Gutters

Clean gutters can mean all the difference when colder weather hits. Your gutters are what helps drainage from gathering near your roof. If the water has nowhere to escape, it can become frozen and leak into the walls or roof of your home. This can cause mold growth and water damages.

Check Your Roof

Missing shingles are the number one cause of roof leaks. Replace any missing shingles and repair any damaged ones. Your roof is what protects the interior of your home. Make sure it is in good shape before the cooler weather and precipitation starts.

Check Windows and Siding

Cracked windows or damaged siding can cause water to enter your home. This not only can cause water damages, but also mold growth. Mold not only damages the structure of your home, but it is also harmful to your health. Repair any damages to your windows or siding to ensure the safety of your property.

Evaluate your Trees

Weak limbs can fall during storms and damage your homes roof. Before Fall weather hits, have someone remove any dead or hazardous limbs from your property. If limbs damage your roof, you could end up with extensive water damages.

Above are the easiest ways to protect your home from any damages this Fall. If you do experience a home disaster, contact your disaster cleanup company as soon as possible. Water damages can quickly spread to other areas of your home, causing even more problems and damages.