As Labor Day approaches, here are some tips to get your home ready for the end of the summer. HomeNet Solutions can help you find pre-qualified, reliable, proven and insured home remodeling companies in the Delaware Valley for all of your home improvement needs. By taking care of these things before the cold comes, you’ll potentially save yourself a lot of time and money next spring.
The Leaky Roof
If you have noticed any leaks or water damage, the issues are not going to go away themselves. Make the necessary repairs or replace your roof now before you have any real damage.
Check Your Windows
Each window should be checked to ensure there are no issues. Dirt and debris can gather over the course of the summer months and prevent a tight seal from forming. If the weather stripping has worn down, now is the time to replace it. This might not seem like much, but over the winter, plenty of heat will escape through those gaps.
Clean Your Gutters
Get your gutters inspected, cleaned and if necessary replaced before the weather turns cold and the rain really start to come.
Easy Grill Tips
If you’re not one of those people who brave the cold and snow to get that great grill flavor, you’ll want to make sure your grill is clean before you store it away. Not only can grease and food particle corrode your grill, it can also lead to pests, which no one wants.
It’s best to store your grill in a garage or indoor storage building. If you don’t have that option, try to move it to a covered porch or patio, so it’s less likely to be exposed to the elements. Either way, you’ll definitely want to get a good, quality cover for it, such as this one. If you have a propane grill and you’re able to store it in your garage, make sure to detach the gas tank and dispose of it properly before bringing it inside.
These are just a few things you can do now to save yourself a headache next year.