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Top tips for outdoor maintenance

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Roof maintenance is a critical part of ensuring your home is free of leaks and potential damage.(Crystal Craig/Dreamstime/TNS)
Roof maintenance is a critical part of ensuring your home is free of leaks and potential damage.(Crystal Craig/Dreamstime/TNS) Photo Gallery

Now is the time of year to tackle outdoor chores. Here are ten things to do this fall:

Check your front door. Doors leading to the outside can be a key source of energy loss.

Maintain your roof. Roof maintenance is a critical part of ensuring your home is free of leaks and potential damage. Biannual or annual check-ups are recommended.

Tree Maintenance. Dead trees can be a recipe for disaster, especially during a heavy storm. Removing dead trees and branches is a great way to maintain your home.

Monitor your HVAC system. A recommendation is a twice-a-year checkup as you change your system between heating and air conditioning.

Refill driveways. Your driveway undergoes continuous heavy-duty usage. Repaving or adding fresh gravel can help to prevent potential accidents or damage.

Evaluate lighting. Pathways and entries should be well lit.

Check water connections. From your garden hose to outdoor kitchen faucets, ensure connections are tight and secure.

Power wash. Power washing decks and the exterior of your home can help to make it feel renewed and refreshed.

Maintain landscaping. Proper maintenance can help to preserve your investment in your home.

Do an energy assessment. Making sure seals are tight around windows and doors as well as proper insulation of your home, can help save you money on heating and cooling your home.

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