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As the leaves change colors and the temperatures drop, it’s time for you to start to prepare your home for winter. Fall is the perfect time to tackle exterior maintenance tasks that will not only protect your home from the harsh winter elements but also help you save money and energy during the cold winter months. Let’s discuss the top home exterior maintenance tasks to do in the fall to ensure your home remains cozy, energy-efficient, and damage-free throughout the winter.

Inspect Your Roof and Gutters

Start by inspecting your roof for any damaged or missing shingles, and failures in your flashings. You’ll want to repair these sections of your roof to prevent leaks during winter rains and snow. Additionally, it’s important to clean out your gutters by removing leaves and debris that could clog them. Clogged gutters can lead to water damage and ice dams.

Check for Drafts

Drafts around doors and windows can significantly increase your heating costs during the winter. Use weatherstripping or caulking to seal any gaps and prevent cold air from entering your home. Consider adding draft stoppers at the bottom of doors to further reduce drafts.

Examine Your Siding

Inspect your siding for any signs of damage or deterioration. Repair or replace damaged sections to prevent moisture from seeping in. You can also consider adding a fresh coat of paint or a weatherproofing sealant to protect your siding from winter weather.

Insulate & Inspect Your Attic

Proper attic insulation can make a significant difference in your home’s energy efficiency. Check for rusty nails or signs of water damage in your attic, as these can indicate potential issues with your roof. Make any necessary repairs and add insulation if needed to keep your home warm and reduce heating costs.

Taking the time to complete these fall home exterior maintenance tasks can save you money, energy, and the headache of dealing with costly winter-related repairs. By protecting your roof, sealing drafts, and preparing your home’s exterior for the cold season, you’ll enjoy a cozy and energy-efficient winter without the worry of unexpected issues. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to winterizing your home!

Did You Know?

By adding the proper amount of attic insulation and sealing up drafty air leaks you can save over 20% from your energy bills in perpetuity. The average ROI of attic insulation will pay for itself within 24-28 months, and you will live more comfortably from Day 1 after installation.


There are many other outdoor elements to your home that also need winterized, outside of what we here at New Look Exteriors specialize in. From draining your hoses to covering your HVAC systems – it’s a lot to cover, so we created a FREE checklist for you to help!

Download the FULL Home Winterization To-Do Checklist

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