Wednesday, August 30, 2017
- by Mike Croxall, president, Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga
When stores start selling Halloween candy a full two months before the haunted day its a good reminder to start thinking about how to prepare your home for the upcoming change of seasons.
For those in Chattanooga or the surrounding area who have recently experienced 90-degree plus temperatures, it may seem too early to focus on fall maintenance projects, but preparing for the chilly weather now will enhance and protect one of your biggest investments: your home.
The best part is that many of these projects can be done at little or no cost, and they can help you save money on your energy bills.
Here are five projects to tackle before the leaves start to fall:
Caulk the Gaps Around Your Home
Heated air can escape from gaps that develop where building materials meet. Some of the most common areas include where exterior siding meets windows and doors, around roof and foundation lines, around chimneys and where pipes protrude through walls or roofs. Check those locations to see if any gaps have formed and if so, apply the appropriate caulk or sealant.
Check Ceiling and Roof Insulation