Top 10 Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Updated: Nov 2, 2018

Taking care of the exterior of your home ensures that you protect the value of your home and maintain its curb appeal




Every Fall, in preparation for the Winter, it's important to pay attention to the outside of your home and do a bit of Autumn maintenance and landscaping. Here's a great checklist with the top 10 things you want to try and get done before the Winter hits in Morris County.


  1. Check the foundation for cracks.

  2. Caulk around areas where masonry meets siding and where pipe or wires enter the house and around the windows and door frames.

  3. Install storm windows and doors and remove screens.

  4. Clean or repair screens, spray with a protective coating and store in a dry area.

  5. Inspect exterior walls for any peeling or blistering pain on the house.

  6. Have a licensed, certified roofing professional check the condition of your roof.

  7. After the last leaf falls, clear out the gutters and downspout, flush them with water, inspect joints and tighten brackets. Lastly, point the downspouts away from the foundation.

  8. Examine your pool cover for damage and replace if necessary.

  9. Weather strip your garage door, making a tight seal between your garage door and the ground.

  10. Inspect your driveway for cracks. Clean out and repair any damage with driveway filler, then coat with commercial sealer.

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