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Fall Home Maintenance:
Tips to Prepare Your House for the Colder Months

Fall in the northeast is a beautiful season with its colorful leaves and cooler temperatures. However, it also means that winter is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about fall home maintenance.

Taking care of your home before the harsh winter weather hits is essential to ensure that it remains in good condition and to avoid costly repairs.

One of the most important fall home maintenance tasks is to clean your gutters.

As leaves fall from the trees, they can quickly clog up your gutters, preventing water from draining properly. This can lead to water damage to your home’s foundation or roof, which can be expensive to repair. Cleaning your gutters is a simple but crucial task that can save you a lot of money in the long run.

Another important task is to check your windows and doors for air leaks. As the temperatures drop, you’ll want to keep the warm air inside your home. If there are air leaks, your heating system will have to work harder to keep your home warm, which can lead to higher energy bills. By sealing any air leaks, you can save money on your heating bills and keep your home more comfortable during the winter months.

Understanding Fall Home Maintenance

As the leaves start to change and the temperatures cool down, it’s time to start thinking about fall home maintenance. Taking care of your home during this season can help you avoid costly repairs and keep your home in good condition throughout the winter. Here are a few things you should keep in mind when it comes to fall home maintenance.

Clean Your Gutters

One of the most important tasks you should do during the fall is to clean your gutters. As the leaves start to fall, they can clog up your gutters and prevent them from functioning properly. This can lead to water damage, which can be expensive to repair. Make sure to clean your gutters thoroughly and check for any leaks or damage.

Check Your Heating System

Before the temperatures drop too low, it’s important to check your heating system. This includes checking your furnace, boiler, or heat pump to make sure they’re working properly. You should also change your air filters and schedule a maintenance appointment if necessary. This can help you avoid any unexpected breakdowns during the winter.

Seal Any Air Leaks

As the temperatures drop, you’ll want to make sure your home is well-insulated. Check for any air leaks around your doors and windows and seal them if necessary. This can help you save money on your heating bill and keep your home more comfortable during the winter.

By following these fall home maintenance tips, you can help keep your home in good condition and avoid any unexpected repairs during the winter.

Outdoor Maintenance

Fall is the perfect time to take care of your outdoor maintenance tasks before the winter weather sets in. Here are a few essential tasks to add to your checklist:

Gutter Cleaning

Cleaning your gutters is one of the most important tasks you can do to keep your home in good condition. As we mentioned above, clogged gutters can cause water damage to your roof, walls, and foundation.

Cleaning your gutters every 4-6 months should not be a hassle for you. For this reason, we offer an annual gutter cleaning and maintenance package

Roof Inspection

Inspecting your roof is another important task to add to your fall maintenance checklist. A damaged roof can lead to water leaks and costly repairs. Follow these steps to inspect your roof:

  1. Look for missing or damaged shingles.
  2. Check for cracks or gaps around chimneys, vents, and skylights.
  3. Inspect your flashing for signs of damage or wear.
  4. Check for any signs of water damage or leaks inside your home.

If you’re not comfortable inspecting your roof yourself, consider hiring a professional, like Segelman Shaw Roofing, Siding & Gutters, to do it for you. We can also make any necessary repairs to ensure your roof is in good condition for the winter months.

By taking care of these outdoor maintenance tasks, you can ensure your home is protected from damage and ready for the colder months ahead.

Hiring Professionals for Fall Home Maintenance

Fall home maintenance can be a daunting task, with many homeowners opting to tackle the projects themselves. However, some tasks are best left to the professionals. Here are a few reasons why you should consider hiring professionals for your fall home maintenance:


What’s more enjoyable…cleaning your gutters or watching football? That’s what we thought! Hiring professionals can save you a significant amount of time.

Homeowners often underestimate the amount of time it takes to complete a project, leading to frustration and unfinished tasks.

Professionals have the experience and tools to complete the job quickly and efficiently, allowing you to focus on other important tasks.


Certain fall home maintenance tasks, such as cleaning gutters or repairing walkways, can be dangerous.

Professionals have the necessary safety equipment and training to complete the job safely. By hiring professionals, you can avoid the risk of injury and ensure the job is done correctly.

Quality Work

Professionals have the experience and expertise to complete fall home maintenance tasks to a high standard.

They have the necessary tools and materials to ensure the job is done correctly the first time. By hiring professionals, you can avoid costly mistakes and ensure your home is well-maintained.


While hiring professionals may seem expensive, it can actually be cost-effective in the long run. By completing the job correctly the first time, you can avoid costly repairs down the line.

Call For a Free Estimate

By being proactive about your home now, you’ll save more time and money later. 

Prepping your home for the fall and winter months is important and should not be overlooked. 

Consider working with Segelman Shaw Roofing, Siding & Gutters. We serve Rockland County, Westchester County, and Bergen County. Fully licensed and insured, we are the trusted home exterior contractor to thousands of New York & New Jersey homeowners. Call our team today to schedule a free estimate

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Westchester County, New York

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