Your home is one of the largest investments you will ever make, so a little bit of maintenance can save you a lot of money down the road and also maintain the investment for resale.
The end of August or beginning of September is an excellent time to do an exterior check-up on your home so that any necessary repairs or maintenance can be completed before winter arrives.
- Check all your exterior wood trim, particularly around window and door openings. Where required, scrape and paint all exterior wood trim.
- Exposed wood will eventually deteriorate, resulting in wood rot and water leakage.
- Check the caulking around exterior window and door openings. Recaulk where you notice deterioration.
- Replace any damaged weather stripping to ensure that yourhome is energy efficient and water tight.
- Do a quick check of your roofing shingles. Repairs are more easily completed when the shingles when the shingles are still soft and pliable in the early fall. While you're looking at the rood, check the flashing around the chimney and plumbing stacks. The flashings help rotect those transition areas from water penetration. Check for flashings that have lifted, cracked or seperated and could allow water entry.