Hello, and welcome back to our third and final blog about some of the top fall home maintenance projects for your Colorado home. In our last two blogs, we’ve covered repairing and replacing your furnace, cleaning or repairing gutters, checking windows and doors, and having your plumbing inspected. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some more helpful tips for maintaining your home this fall. In the meantime, if you’re ready to get deck drains installed on your home this fall, don’t hesitate to give Colorado Deck Drain Experts a call today.  

Landscaping

Although you may have been working on your lawn all summer, just because fall is approaching doesn’t mean you should stop now! Like we mentioned in our previous blog, trees that hang over your house are a series threat to your home. Not only will leaves clog the gutter, but when snowstorms hit and they become covered in snow, they could break and damage your home. Roof damage costs homeowners thousands of dollars, so it’s important to make sure your trees are all trimmed and ready for winter.

Many people believe that their grass stops growing after summer, however, the roots continue to grow well into fall. As a result, cool weather grass should be seeded in early fall. This will allow the best chance of survival for your grass. Since the heat of summer is behind you and grass will soon go dormant in the winter, fall is the perfect window of opportunity to seed so that it has time to grow.  You can view maps online that will show seeding planting zones. This will help you know which seeds to plant and when.

Check Attic Ventilation

Similar to the airtightness of your windows and doors, you need proper insulation and ventilation in your attic in order to keep an energy-efficient home and avoid ice dams from building up. Ensure that your insulation isn’t covering vents in the eaves, make sure ridge vents, and make sure vents at eaves are free of debris. Make sure you have an attic door with a cover that will keep the attic airtight and maintain the airflow within your home.

Ice dams are not only the sign of poor ventilation in the attic, but it can result in water damage to your home in the form of rotting wood, mold, and mildew. It can cost thousands for an expert to get in and fix these problems, so you’ll need to keep your attic ventilation under control.

Deck Drain System Installation

Fall is a great time of year to have deck drain systems installed. Winter is just around the corner and with it comes heavy snowfall. When that snow melts, your under deck patio area will be soaked unless you have a proper drainage system in place. Here at Colorado Deck Drain Experts, we offer high-quality drainage systems at an affordable price. If you have any questions or you’re ready to get started, give us a call today.