Fall is finally here! We know it’s easy to get caught up in the return of pumpkin spice lattes and putting together your best halloween costume – but now is the perfect time to get your home ready for winter! We put together this handy list so that you can stay on top of the changing seasons!
Keep watering & mowing!
This time of year your grass is actually still growing. It’s important to keep things trimmed so that your lawn is getting the water it needs – especially here in dry Colorado!
Prune back your perennials & remove your annuals.
It’s nice to get a head start on spring gardening! Prune back your perennials so that they aren’t using too much energy to stay alive in the winter. Remove your annuals, it looks better in the winter and it’s one less thing to do in the spring!
Aerate your lawn.
A simple task that makes all the difference. Aerating allows your lawn to….
Get ahead next year by filling in the bare patches in your lawn. This also helps build strong, healthy roots, while giving your grass the nutrients it needs to survive the cold temperatures.
J. Rick Lawn and Tree – jricklawn.com
MFB Grounds Maintenance – firstname.lastname@example.org
Turf Surfers: www.turfsurfers.net – email@example.com
Sloan Lawn Maintenance –
Waterbury Landscapes –
JT Futurequest, Inc –
CAC Total Property Maintenance –
EZ FLOW Sprinklers and Landscaping –
Falcon Mowing –
Houston Perry –
EXTERIOR HOME CARE:
Inspect your roof & gutters!
Your gutters control the flow of rainwater to protect your roof, walls, foundation and landscaping. It’s important to maintain them yearly so that blockages don’t build up. Already have some roof damage? LOL we all do here in Colorado, it’s easier to get ahead of small leaks opposed to waiting until the roof has to be replaced in its entirety.
ROOF & GUTTER REPAIR/ REPLACEMENT VENDORS:
Total Roofing – firstname.lastname@example.org
Abello’s Roofing –
Old World –
Ridgeline Roofing & Restoration –
AquaDuct Roof & Gutters – http://www.aquaductroofing.com/
What kind of windows does your home have? If you’re looking through a single pane window – it might be time to upgrade. Single pane windows offer little to no insulation against wind or cold temperatures. When heat escapes through your windows, your heating system has to work harder to compensate. Upgrade and you might find that you’re actually saving money this winter!
WINDOW REPAIR & REPLACEMENT VENDORS:
Window Tech, LLC – email@example.com
All Windows & Door – firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete Window Care –
City Glass –
Ken Carl Glass – email@example.com
Maintaining your homes siding is important for making your investment last! Siding also protects your home from moisture, which can get trapped, leading to mold growth, rotting wood & other damage.
Elk Ridge Contractors, LLC https://www.elkridgecontractors.com/
Oros Home Enhancements LLC http://www.oroshomes.com/
High West Siding & Windows, INC https://highwestsiding.com/
Colorado Living https://www.getcoloradoliving.com/
Adrian – firstname.lastname@example.org
Champion Plastering – email@example.com
Confident Coatings –
Centurion Construction – firstname.lastname@example.org
Look for gaps and cracks in your insulation:
Another way to make sure you’re not heating the entire state of Colorado is to make sure none of that heat is escaping through your walls!
Shield Energy Products http://www.shieldenergy.net/
Precision Spray Foam Insulation https://www.psfinsulation.com/
W.F. Gray Insulation LLC https://www.grayinsulation.net/
Clean your furnace & change your filters:
Detect dangerous gas & carbon monoxide leaks, keeping you safe from any potential risks. Not to mention replacing your filters & tuning your furnace actually reduce your energy bill! Lastly changing your filters helps them work better, helping them better remove mold, dust mites and other toxic airborne pollutants improving your indoor air quality.
A-1 Heating: Randy – email@example.com
Eagle Heating & Air Conditioning –
JT Futurequest, Inc –
Springs Heating & Cooling –
Reliable Heating & Cooling –
Maintenance Specialties –
Lerum Heating & Air –
Rogers Heating & Cooling –
Clean, inspect & prepare your fireplace:
Cracks in your chimney can raise your energy bill. Animals might have made your chimney a home this summer, inspecting or cleaning your chimney makes sure you’re clear and safe for burning. Cracks in your flue can cause a house fire! Having a professional chimney inspect your fireplace could be incredibly valuable to you and your family.
FIREPLACE & CHIMNEY SWEEP:
Clean Sweeps – www.cleanseepco.com
Clean sweep co – firstname.lastname@example.org
Colorado Springs Fireplaces – coloradospringsfireplaces.com
Ray’s Chimney Service Plus –
Quality Fireplace Service – www.qfireplace.com
Fireplace Pros, LLC – www.fireplaceproscolorado.com
We hope this list helps you prioritize your tasks so that there’s no rushing after the first winter storm! Is there something that you swear by doing before winter? Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments!