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End-of-Summer Home Maintenance Tips

Keeping your home in good shape can save you from costly repairs. The longer you ignore minor issues, the bigger and more expensive they will become. 

Prepare your home for the colder months by completing this end-of-summer maintenance checklist from our local gutter installers.  

Address Air Leaks

Make your space more energy-efficient and comfortable by removing drafts. Insulation is essential in keeping homes comfortable in the winter. See if the exterior of your home has any areas where new weatherstripping in necessary. 

It would only take you a few minutes to locate areas where cold air could enter. Walk around your home’s exterior and look for cracks or holes around your windows, walls, doors and wiring. It’s best to seal the leaks in summer because caulk dries better in warmer conditions. 

Inside your home, look for cracked out, shrunken putty around windows. Check if there is light coming from the area around the door jamb. You can also use a lit incense stick near the openings of your home on a windy day to see if the smoke blows from a certain area of a closed window or door. 

Clean the Gutters

Gutters that are filled with debris can overflow and cause water damage on your home’s exterior. They can also attract pests and small animals. Hire a reliable local gutter company to clean your gutters. It’s recommended that professionals complete the job for your safety and to prevent causing damage to the gutters.  

Check the Insulation

Insulation is essential in keeping homes comfortable in the winter. See if the exterior of your home has any areas where new weatherstripping is necessary. 

Repaint

Summer is an ideal time to give your walls a fresh coat of paint. With the warm weather, you can leave your windows and doors open to let out paint odors. You can choose eco-friendly paint options that have no odor and contain low volatile organic compounds (VOCs). 

For your gutter cleaning needs, choose Advantage Seamless. We are your leading provider of gutters replacement service and maintenance. Call us at (218) 270-2663 or complete our online form to request a free estimate. We work with homeowners in Baxter and Brainerd, MN.  

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