The summer is flying by, and it will be September before we know it. And when it comes to September, the daylight starts to get a little shorter and the temperatures start to get a little cooler as we head into autumn.
So with that in mind, and the fact that really we only have a month or so to go. It can be a good time to plan ahead and start getting things prepped for the upcoming season. You don’t want to do it when it is too late.
If you’re not too sure where to start, then here are a few ideas to help guide you. It would be great to hear what you think.
PREPPING YOUR HOME FOR AUTUMN
Over summer, with less rain than normal, the gutters can get clogged with debris, from leaves, dirt, and even things like a bird’s nest. And with autumn, comes more leaves falling. And if your gutter gets blocked and then winter comes and freezes everything, then it can lead to some costly damage. As well as potential leaks and mould inside the home. So get the gutters cleared. You can do it yourself if you have a tall enough ladder. If not leave it to the professionals.
If you are lucky enough to live in a home that has a fireplace, then it is a good idea to get that checked too. Much like a gutter, it can cause damage if it is blocked. And if you try to use it when the temperatures drop, it can even be bad for your health if the smoke can’t escape. So this is an important check to make, especially as you won’t have used your fireplace for quite a while.
So many things can be made worse when the weather gets cooler. It is damp, and things start to freeze. One of those things is definitely your roof. And any damage that there may be on the roof. So if you have had damp in the past, or just want a general check, then now when the weather is good, could be the time to check.
You could even click here to learn more about self-regulating heat trace cables for your roof that could stand you in good stead for the cooler weather. Anything to help to keep you warm when it gets cold, right?
Feel For Draughts
When the weather is warm and you have been having the windows wide open, it isn’t a time that you are normally feeling for draughts. But when it comes to the weather getting cooler, draughts can be a real pain.
They’ll make the house cooler and mean that your home is less energy efficient with the hot air leaving right away. So close all windows and doors on a breezy day. And put your hand around them to feel for a breeze. If there are any, now is the time to get them (windows and doors) fixed or replaced, before the temperatures drop.