How Handyman Services Can Help with Cold Weather Preparedness | Georgetown
If you are looking for some extra help around your home this fall, then perhaps handyman services are what you are looking for. Many homeowners are busy with kids and work, so the last thing on their mind is getting up on a ladder and cleaning out gutters, or checking roof shingles for tears or curling. Handyman services are designed to make life easier. Here's how:
Gutter and Downspouts
As mentioned, fall is the best time to inspect and clean gutters and downspouts. Because of the large amount of water your gutters route away from your home throughout the year, gutter systems need cleaned of debris annually, and fall is the best time to perform this.
Windows and doors also need winter maintenance. This includes sealing gaps and cracks, installing weather-stripping, and checking around doors for drafts. The amount of savings associated with properly sealed windows and doors is amazing. Checking them once a year can really add up.
Probably the last thing on your mind is clambering up to your roof and examining your shingles, flashing, and vents. But we can tell you, if you don't make sure these things are properly working now, come winter, you could be in the dog house... literally. Have your roof looked at before the snow falls.
If you have a wood-burning stove or fireplace, fall is the best time to check flus, liners, bricks, and mortar for servicing needs. And, even if it doesn't need it, sweeping your chimney of dangerous, fire-causing creosote isn't just recommended once a year, it is advised.
Autumn is a beautiful time of year. But it's also a great time to make sure your home is top-notch all winter long. For how we can help you with all of your home repair needs, please contact us do discuss your options.