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Fall Home Maintenance Tips

The fall months in Oklahoma bring tree color changes (and falling leaves), rain, and colder temperatures. This is a drastic change from the summer months of 100 degree temperatures and scorching sun. It can come as a shock to you as well as your home. Just like with the other seasons, the change in weather and landscape should be met with a maintenance plan for your home. Here are a few things you can do to keep your home in good shape this fall.

The most notable of these maintenance tips is to clean your gutters. The fall rain and winter precipitation will need to be drained from your roof. The falling leaves can easily clog your gutters and lead to overflow, which can damage your home’s foundation. Regularly clean your gutters this fall to keep them operating smoothly.

Having your roof inspected during the fall is also a good idea. Rain can creep through any crack, and the winter months can beat up an already damaged roof. A roof inspection will allow you to make any necessary repairs before the harsh weather begins.

Rake the leaves in your yard regularly. When large leaves sit in a yard, the damp and shady atmosphere they provide for your grass can kill the grass and lead to fungus and insect problems.

Finally, make repairs to or install screens over vents. As the temperatures get colder, animals will seek refuge in your attic. The presence of pests can cause diseases to spread throughout your home. Installing screens behind vents (especially gable vents) will help keep pests out.

If you have any further questions about fall maintenance or if you would like to schedule a roof inspection, give us a call at (918) 404-5996.

Outdoor Creations Roofing is located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.