Hello, and welcome back to our blog here at DJK Siding. In our last blog, we began talking about several fall maintenance projects you should tackle this year. Fall is a great time of year to do everything that you missed out on during the hot summer months. Not only is the temperature lower but there’s usually less precipitation which is just one less thing you’ll have to deal with. If you’d like to learn more about this subject, keep reading. In the meantime, if you need siding or window repairs or replacement, contact DJK Siding today.
Yard And Garden
Although you may think of yard maintenance as a summer task, there’s actually a lot you can do in the fall. The first thing you should do is ensure that you’ve drained all the gas from your lawn equipment including chainsaws, lawn mowers, and weed whackers. Many people are surprised to find that their lawn equipment is no longer working when next summer comes around and have to go out of their way to get it fixed.
The second thing you’ll want to take care of is draining your hoses and ensuring that water valves aren’t on or leaking. Not only will your hose be ruined if it has water in it during the fall and winter, but your home itself could be damaged as a result of cracked or frozen pipes.
Finally, you’re going to want to reseed and fertilize your lawn. Make sure that any patchy areas are seeded before the weather starts to get cold and the snow starts to fall. This will help ensure that you have a vibrant and green lawn next summer to enjoy.
Prepare Your Deck
Don’t forget your deck as your cleaning up around the home this fall. If you have room in your garage, it’s important to ensure that your deck furniture is stowed away. Some people leave their furniture out during fall and winter, however, it’s best to keep them stored to ensure they last as long as possible.
You might also want to consider restaining or waterproofing your deck if it’s made of natural wood. When snow or ice sits on the deck for extended periods of time, it could do severe damage. However, if you have a composite deck, you shouldn’t have to worry about this.
Contact DJK Siding
DJK Siding is your top-rated siding and window specialist in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas. With the change of seasons, it’s important to make sure that your home is energy efficient and protected from the elements. There’s no better place to start that with your siding. We specialize in siding repair, replacement, and maintenance, so if you don’t know where to begin, we’ll provide you with a free consultation to see what we can do for you. Your windows are also a very important part of home maintenance, ensuring that your home is airtight and energy efficient all year long. Give us a call today to learn more.