Angie's List: Fall Checklist For Your Home
The calendar says fall has arrived, and it is a great time to make sure your home is ready for both the fall and winter months.
Angie's List explains the four areas of your home that should be addressed.
A furnace check up is something Angie Hicks says all homeowners should invest in.
"Investing in a checkup this Fall, which can cost $60 to $100 is money well spent," Hicks said.
However, getting your furnace looked at is one of a few things homeowners should do right now before the temperature dips below freezing.
To help keep homes warm and toasty, homeowners should also walk around their property and look for cracks and seal them up.
Roofs should also be inspected for leaks.
"The easiest way to see if you have a roof problem from the interior of the house is to inspect the ceiling," Jim Keffer said. "Go up in the attic and see if you have any dark spots or stains."
To prevent water from building up in gutters, make sure leaves and dirt are removed.
If homeowners are pro-active, Hicks says problems will be prevented.
If you do not feel comfortable checking out your gutters, or sealing up cracks, then look for a reputable handyman to do the work for you.