Take care of these tasks to get your home ready for fall.

Fall is right around the corner! With the change of seasons in the air, it’s important to get your home ready for fall weather. By taking care of these home maintenance tasks now, you can avoid serious damages in the future. Here are some of the tasks that should be on your fall home checklist.

Roof Inspection

For many places across the country, fall ushers in the beginning of rainier, wetter weather. If your home’s roof is damaged and leaky, this wet weather can lead to serious structural and interior damages. To ensure that your roof is ready for this onslaught, you should inspect it and make any necessary repairs. During your inspection, look for things like damaged, loose, or missing shingles, and sections of your roof that look worn. By addressing these issues now, you can prevent more serious ones down the line.

Clear Your Gutters

During the summer months, leaves, dust, and other debris likely accumulated in your home’s gutters. While this may not seem like a big issue, this debris can cause your gutters to become clogged and start to overflow in heavy rain. This can cause water too pool on your home’s roof, increasing your chances of leaks and major water damage. To prevent this from happening, simply be sure to clear out your home’s gutters this fall.

Trim Your Trees

Finally, it’s important that you trim any tree branches that hang over your home, walkways, and driveway. Cutting these branches now will prevent them from causing damage or injury in the event that they fall down. So, make sure you cut back your trees before stormy fall weather sets in.

These are some of the home maintenance tasks you should take care of this fall. Want another way to take care of your property? Make sure you have the right homeowners insurance protections in place. For assistance with your personal coverage needs, contact the experts at Scavone Insurance in White Plains, New York today.

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