Owning a home and keeping up with maintenance and repairs can often feel like a full-time job…even more so during the cooler months! As fall is the precursor to winter, it is the ideal time to prepare your home for the upcoming cooler weather. Be proactive and add these home improvement projects to your fall maintenance to-do list – you’ll be happy your home is prepared when the colder weather arrives.
Inspect your roof for leaks NOW! To check for leaks, look for water stains on interior ceilings throughout your home. If you locate a stain, contact a contractor to inspect your roof to identify the location of the leak and repair it before the start of winter.
Clear your gutters of any debris and leaves before the start of winter. Clogged gutters can cause serious damage to your roof – which in turn can extend all the way inside your home. As leaves don’t typically fall until the end of the season, you can wait until then to clear the leaves and debris from your gutters. However, we recommend scheduling two times during the fall season to clear your gutters – the beginning and end of fall. To clear your gutters, simply stand on a ladder and, with gloves, remove the items by hand and place in a trash can. Or, call a contractor or maintenance professional to do the dirty work for you!
Window and doorway inspection
Check your doorways and windows for air leaks before the cooler weather arrives. If you do find leaks, use weather stripping to ensure no cold air enters your home during the winter months. Weather stripping your home will likely save you money on your heating bill.
As your patio likely saw increased use during the spring and summer months, it may be time to check it and other outdoor areas for wear and tear. Unless the patio and or deck damage is severe enough to warrant immediate maintenance, you can put this off until the spring. However, if you do want it ready for the warmer months, be proactive and make the necessary repairs NOW! As for other areas, like the driveway and sidewalks, consider repairing cracks immediately! These cracks could lead to bigger issues if left alone.
Completing these home improvement projects in the fall will make your winter and holiday season more enjoyable.
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In a city as great as Austin, there is never a shortage of events and festivals. Whether you’re new to the Capital City or you’re just looking for some new events to enjoy with your friends and family, below is a list of the Austin events and festivals happening this fall and winter:
9/21 – 9/28
Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas
9/23 – 9/24
Old Pecan Street Festival
Sixth Street Austin
Texas Craft Brewers Festival
10/6 – 10/8 and 10/13 – 10/15
Austin City Limits Music Festival
German Free School
10/20 – 10/22
FORMULA 1 United States Grand Prix
Circuit of the Americas
Dia de losMuertos Festival
11/3 – 11/12
New Braunfels, Texas
11/4 – 11/5
Texas Book Festival
Texas State Capitol Building
11/4 – 11/5
Austin Celtic Festival
Texas Monthly BBQ Festival
City Terrace at The Long Center
11/6 – 11/8
Fun FunFun Fest
11/10 – 11/12
Sound on Sound Festival
Chuy’s Christmas Parade
The Long Center
11/22 – 12/31
ZACH Theatre Presents: “A Christmas Carol”
12/8 – 12/23
Ballet Austin’s “The Nutcracker”
Long Center for the Performing Arts
Austin Symphony Orchestra presents Handel’s “Messiah”
Hyde Park Baptist Church
51st Annual Trail of Lights
Austin New Year
1/1 – 1/8
Various Locations around Austin
Martin Luther King March and Festival
Austin Events & Festivals.
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