It's almost Labor Day which means football season is upon us and fall is right around the corner! Since it's still 90 degrees in Atlanta, it's easy to think that those colder temps are still a long way away, but they'll be here before we know it. Below are 5 quick tips to get your home ready for the colder months to come and remember we have a long list of reliable vendors that we love to work with. We'd be happy to refer you to anyone you need. Call us anytime and we'll send you the list!
If you can safely get onto your roof to inspect for missing shingles or other factors that may lead to a leaky roof, now’s the time to do it! If not, call in a professional roofer and have them take care of the rooftop work for you.
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Inspect doors and windows to ensure that the weather-stripping is in good condition. This will keep your house warmer and cozier in the winter months.
Make sure that your heater and ventilation systems are in good working order! Clean out accessible ducts and replace filters where necessary.
Creosote, a black substance that builds up in the chimney when wood is burned, can cause chimney fires. Inspect your chimney for creosote and call a chimney sweep to keep your fireplace safe and functional. Now is a great time to call them before they get too busy!
Now’s the time to clean out those rain gutters again! If you want to do it yourself, make sure that you can safely access the gutters and then scoop out any debris, blast the drains clean with a high-powered hose, and repair any leaks you may find along the way.