10 Fall Maintenance Projects for Your Home

When you're a new homeowner and fall comes around, that can mean one thing - seasonal maintenance. There are certain home maintenance projects that you will want to perform on your Lake of the Ozarks home in order to fully prepare it for the change in seasons. The Fran Campbell Team is here not only to help you find your Lake of the Ozarks real estate but also help you maintain it as well. Here are ten projects you should plan into your schedule this season.




Check For Peeling Paint
While peeling or blistering paint may seem harmless, it can actually be a sign that the existing paint film is failing and is no longer protecting your home. While the weather is cool, take some time to repaint and repair.

Clean The Gutters
After the leaves have fallen, you will want to empty the gutters and clean them out. Now you can inspect the joints and tighten any brackets. Ice dams can be detrimental to already weak systems, so you'll want to take care of them.

Caulk Windows
One of your main goals through the winter will be to retain heat and keep the cold out. One of the most cost-effective ways to do this is by caulking the windows and doors.

Inspect the Roof
The combination of snow, ice, rain, wind and changing temperatures can wreak havoc on your roof. If you notice any warping, missing shingles, or a lot of granules at your rain spouts, call a serviceman to come out and take a look.

Prepare the Fireplace
It's time to get your fireplace and heating unit in working order. Your heating systems will last longer when you have them inspected on a regular basis and make repairs as they come up. If you are spending your first winter in the house, you will want to have your fireplace inspected to make sure that everything is safe for burning.

Seal Your Driveway
Sealing your driveway before winter comes will help it last longer. Inspect it for cracks, clean out and repair the damage with filler, and then coat it with a commercial sealer.

Reverse Your Ceiling Fan
By remembering to reverse your ceiling fan, you can redistribute the warm air from the ceiling back down to your living space.

Cover Your Air Conditioners
Vacuuming out the internal parts of your air conditioners and then covering them with an appropriate cover can help your unit last longer and protect it from the elements. If you have a window unit, you can take them out or cover them up according to their instructions.

Clean Yard Equipment
You will most likely not need your lawnmowers and leaf blowers once you get the landscape cleaned up for the last time. Make sure that everything has been wiped down and cleaned up, as well as draining the fuel. You can also get any winter tools ready like your ice salt, snow shovel, etc.

Prepare Your Deck For Winter
While it was fun sitting on the deck for the summer, it's time to start packing things up. You can cover and store your patio furniture, inspect your deck for any places that need repairs, and don't forget to cover up your grill! You can also empty any planters that still have dirt in them. Clay pots with dirt still in them can crack from the temperature changes.

Living at the Lake of the Ozarks
Whether you're looking to buy or sell real estate at the Lake of the Ozarks this fall, the Fran Campbell Team is ready to assist you! There's no better time to find your dream home, and we would be honored to walk you through the process. Visit our website to learn more about our real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks, and see homes that are for sale!

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