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Preparing for Winter

Preparing for Winter

If you are thinking of selling your home in the next few months

 

...or just want to keep it looking good during the winter - it is important to attend to routine maintenance. Here’s a to-do list.

 

Tend to the landscaping:  Clear away leaves and debris.  Prune overgrown shrubs and trim any tree branches that overhang the roof. Fertilize and reseed the lawn.

 

Touch up window frames and fences:  Look for spongy wood and peeling paint; then repair, sand and re-paint.

 

Clean the gutters:  Gutters need to be cleared regularly through the autumn months to prevent wood rot and the possibility of damage from water over-flows.

 

Sweep chimneys:  This job should be done annually.

 

Seal doors and windows:  Re-caulking gaps around doors and windows prevents water damage and insulates against ...