When colorful falling leaves drift into your yard, it's a clear sign that cold weather is on the way. Fortunately, during the weeks-long transition from fall to winter, you'll have plenty of time to take care of pre-winter tasks. If you start just as the leaves begin to change color, you'll have enough DIY weekends to get your Mansfield home into shape before the first wintry chill.
Our REALTORS® know the ups and downs of winter weather in the Mansfield area. We understand that snow, sleet, and temperature extremes can be tough on your home. To minimize winter deterioration, we recommend that you follow our Fall Maintenance Checklist.
You designed your yard to be perfect for work and play. These fall maintenance and repair tasks will ensure that everything is ready for action when springtime rolls around.
A damaged roof makes your home vulnerable to winter weather. If you're okay with climbing a ladder, head for the nearest rooftop. Look for loose, damaged, deteriorating, or missing shingles and tiles. Make sure vents, flashing, and pipes are in place and sealed properly.
While you're up there, clean leaves, twigs, and other debris from your gutters, and look out for small furry animals who think of your gutter as home. Hire a professional if you don't like heights.
Your windows are a primary source of heat loss during winter. If you raise the thermostat to eliminate the chill, the added fuel consumption increases your energy costs. Several things you can do to minimize this problem include:
Check the weather stripping around your doors. If there's a cracked, damaged, or missing section, install new stripping. If you have a storm door, remove the screen and install the glass storm window pane.
Your heating system works hard to keep you comfortable. Perform these tasks to make sure they continue to do their job.
Whether you're buying or selling a home in Mansfield, you need assistance and advice from a dedicated professional. Contact Haring Realty and we'll work hard to give you the results you desire.