Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: 10 Fall Home Maintenance Tips to Prepare Your Home for Cold Weather

10 Fall Home Maintenance Tips to Prepare Your Home for Cold Weather

10 Fall Home Maintenance Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Fall is here and before we know it we will have out winter jackets and boots on and scarves around out necks. Our homes need attention to get them ready for the colder temps so what better time than those sunny fall days with mild and pleasant weather?

The morning fogs and long shadows serve as a reminder that it is time to prepare for what is sure to come in a few weeks.

These 10 Fall Maintenance Tips are a guide to get you moving in the right direction for a safer and warmer fall and winter seasons inside your home.

  • Windows and doors tend to get gaps over time around the edges. Check the caulk and weatherstripping for an airtight fit.
  • Tree branches can cause damage to roofs and sides of homes. Trim branches, especially those in danger of hitting the home.
  • Clean out the gutters. This may be the year you need to add the gutter guards so you never have to clean again. Check to see the gutters are securely attached. Direct downspouts away from drives and walkways so they will not ice over and create a hazard.
  • Check roof shingles. A roof inspector can tell you if the roof is ready to withstand the harsher winter home.
  • Winterize your lawn irrigation systems. 
  • Disconnect garden hoses. Water left in sprayers and hoses can split those and render them useless in the spring.
  • Get heating systems serviced and checked for efficiency.
  • Wood burning fireplaces should be checked and chimneys cleaned.
  • Reverse the direction of your ceiling fans to help push the heat down which wil make the rooms feel warmer.
  • Change batteries in all smoke, fire and carbon dioxide detectors. 

10 Fall Maintenance Tips for your Clarksville TN home

10 Fall Home Maintenance Tips to Prepare Your Home for Colder Weather

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Comment balloon 8 commentsDebbie Reynolds • September 25 2017 03:33AM


Debbie, those are great list of Fall home maintenance tips to prepare a home for cold weather.

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) over 1 year ago

Those are some tips! Even in California, we have hoses that will have water freeze inside of them and they split.

Posted by Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Top 1%!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) over 1 year ago

All good tips.  We are hoping for a mild winter after last year.



Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) over 1 year ago

Debbie, forgive my ignorance what are the winters like in Clarksville? Let me know please, because it might either improve or eliminate our Relocation consideration:)Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 1 year ago

Thank you for these great tips. I will share these with my clients.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 1 year ago

Great list Debbie!  Being that I am a certified home inspector, I would highly suggest hiring local home inspection companies in your clients' area if there is any ever any question regarding potential issues that may occur in the winter, especially if you live in an area where it snows heavily.  I agree with Debbie and I highly recommend having the fireplace, roof and heating unit inspected prior to the winter.  If any issues are found, it would be much better to address now in the fall than in the winter.

Posted by Brian Ferns, Professional InterNACHI Certified Home Inspections (Home Inspector Albuquerque) over 1 year ago

Good afternoon Debbie. This is terrific. Your suggestions are on the money and enhanced by the pictures. Well done.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 1 year ago

This is timely advice to share with home owners. 

We need to get some work done at our home.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 1 year ago