The last vestiges of summer have faded away, the leaves are turning into a brilliant array of color and the temperatures are dropping. All this glorious change means the holidays are coming, but it also means it's time, once again, to look over your St. Louis home.
With temperatures dropping and leaves falling, there are plenty of things to add to your "to do" list. Just in case your list is empty, here are a few "to do's" to get you started on your fall St. Louis home care:
- Sealing Your Driveway - If you have a blacktop driveway, you probably already know it isn't going to be smooth forever. The asphalt cracks, the color fades and the asphalt sags to create potholes. As winter rolls around and snow begins to fall, you'll probably be putting down salt, which will further break down your driveway. Sealing it now, either by hiring a company to do it or sealing it yourself, can help keep your driveway smooth and beautiful.
- Winterizing Your Sprinklers - Sprinkler systems do wonders in keeping your lawn green. However, leaving water in the system over the winter can cause a big, expensive mess, especially if the pipes aren't buried below frost level. If you don't feel comfortable winterizing the sprinkler system yourself, you can hire a professional for under $500.
- Cleaning Gutters and Roofs - Everybody knows that fall brings leaves that fill your gutters and cover your roof. If you haven't been on the roof of your house lately, now's the time to do it. You want to make sure all the debris is gone before the snow hits, so the strength of your roof isn't tested further. For that matter, now is a great time to install gutter guards; you'll never have to clean your gutters again!
Preparing your St. Louis home for the winter can be a tedious process, but the money you'll save with proper maintenance will put a smile on your face.
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Sealing it yourself http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=howTo&p=LawnGarden/SealDvWay.html#term
Winterizing the sprinkler system http://www.housekeepingchannel.com/a_603-Tips_for_Winterizing_Your_Sprinkler_System