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In the Texas Hill Country fall is a beautiful season marked by cooler temperatures and vibrant foliage, and as the leaves change color and the air turns crisp, it’s essential for homeowners to perform some basic fall maintenance to ensure that their home remains comfortable and in top condition throughout the coming winter months. At Weston Dean Custom Homes, our team is not only focused on building stunning custom homes throughout the Texas Hill Country, but also on informing all homeowners of how to keep their homes in the best condition possible. Read on to see some of the key ways to keep your home prepared for the changing seasons.
Gutter cleaning and maintenance
The Texas Hill Country is known for its occasional heavy rains, especially in the fall, so you’ll first want to ensure that your gutters are free of debris, leaves and twigs to prevent clogs. Clogged gutters can lead to water overflow, potentially causing damage to your home’s foundation and landscaping, but making sure that you clean your gutters frequently and thoroughly can make maintenance easier.
Next, you’ll want to have an expert examine your roof for any signs of wear and tear, such as missing or damaged shingles, especially if you’ve been living in your home for years. Harsh summer sun and occasional hailstorms can take a toll on your roof’s condition, and addressing these issues promptly will prevent leaks and more extensive damage during the winter.
Heating system maintenance
As the weather cools down, it’s time to prepare your heating system, and to do that, you’ll need to change the air filters in your furnace or HVAC system to ensure that it operates efficiently during the upcoming months. Consider scheduling a professional HVAC inspection and maintenance to address any issues so there’s no doubt in your mind that your system is ready for winter.
Chimney and fireplace cleaning
If your home has a fireplace, now is the best time to have it cleaned and inspected. Especially when you haven’t used your fireplace much during the summer months—as it could have accumulated debris that could pose safety hazards. A thorough cleaning and inspection will identify and address any potential fire risks, ensuring that you can cozy up to your fireplace in the winter with peace of mind.
As fall arrives, it’s also time to think about properly storing all of your outdoor equipment. You’ll want to ensure that you clean and store your lawn mower, trimmer and any other garden tools as well as drain and store your garden hoses. You can also take this time to prepare your garden for the cooler months by trimming back any overgrown shrubs and trees you may have, and don’t forget to cover any outdoor furniture you have to protect them from the winter weather or store them away completely until spring arrives once more.
Enjoy the fall season in your Weston Dean Custom HomeTaking the time to perform these basic fall maintenance tasks for your home in the Texas Hill Country will help ensure that it remains comfortable and well-protected during the winter months. By being proactive and addressing potential issues now, you can enjoy the beauty of the fall season without worrying about costly repairs down the road. If, however, you’re hoping to find a new home this season, take a look at our new home communities and give us a call at (210) 408-9107 or fill out our online form to learn more about how our team at Weston Dean Custom Homes can help.