Outdoor Maintenance Tips to Help You Get Your Home Ready for Fall

What you can do around your property to prepare for fall.

Now that it’s officially fall, more extreme weather conditions are on the way.  This is why it’s so important to get your home ready for the changing conditions.  Here are some of the things you can do around your property to prepare for fall.

  • Clean Up Your Barbecue

With warm summer nights coming to an end, you probably won’t be barbecuing as much.  Now is the perfect time to give your grill a thorough cleaning and store it away, so it is not exposed to the elements.  Consider investing in a grill cover to add an extra layer of protection.

  • Store Outdoor Furniture

If you live in an area prone to wet fall weather, then you may want to pack up your outdoor furniture until spring.  By keeping your furniture in a safe location where it will not be exposed to the elements, you preserve its condition longer and improve its longevity.

  • Secure Your Fencing

If you have fencing in your front or backyards, then test it section by section to ensure that it is sturdy.  If your fencing is not secured, then stormy weather can actually rip it from the ground and leave you to deal with major damage.  By anchoring your fence deeper into the ground, you can ensure it stands strong through whatever weather comes its way.

  • Inspect Your Roof

For many places, fall is the start of rainy and snowy weather.  To prevent water from seeping into your home and causing damage, it’s important that your roof is in good condition.  This fall, inspect your roof for damage such as missing or broken shingles.  Have these issues repaired as soon as possible to ensure that your roof can stand up to nasty weather.

These are some of the things that you can do around your property to prepare for fall.  Want another way to protect your home as the seasons change?  Then make sure you have the right homeowners insurance in place.  For assistance with all your home coverage needs, contact the experts at Mike Leonard Insurance Agency.  Our dedicated team is eager to find you the right coverage from one of our many carriers including: Kemper, MetLife, Nationwide, Travelers, The Hartford, Safeco Insurance, Progressive, and American Strategic Insurance.