It’s Fall!  The days are shortening, the leaves are turning and the air is becoming brisk.  With a new season comes new “Honey do’s.”  Here’s a quick list of home maintenance items to check off this Autumn: Autumn


  • Make sure your outdoor lighting is working correctly.
  • Have your roof inspected and any damage repaired.
  • Trim back any trees or bushes which are encroaching on the house.
  • Put away your outdoor furniture, barbecue, and anything else.
  • Do a yard clean up – it’s raking season!
  • Get any foundation cracks fixed.
  • Make sure your gutters and downspouts are cleaned.
  •  Take a look at your steps and walkways to make sure they are solidly in place.
  • Repair and seal your deck, driveway, garage floor, or anywhere else.
  • Clean and stow the yard equipment you won’t be using.


  • Clean or replace dirty furnace filters.
  • Get your chimney cleaned out.  While you’re at it – make sure to stock up on wood too!
  • Test your smoke and carbon monitors.
  • Weather-strip your doors as needed.
  • Get your ducts cleaned.
  • Give your dryer vent a deep clean.
  • Reverse your ceiling fan to distribute the warm air evenly.
  • Check your basement for any cracked windows, loose frames, or cracked panes
  • Change your thermostat settings.
  • Take a look at your attic insulation. Make sure it isn’t damaged or missing.

Here’s to a great, new season!

Tom Leach Roofing