Preparing Your Home for Fall

It is my favorite time of year. I have to admit that I say that in the spring as well. We have had a busy summer, having just moved into a 'new-to-us' home on Lake Lanier that we renovated top to bottom. That's another blog altogether.

I like checklists. As a pilot, checklists keep us safe and alive. As a homeowner, checklists can keep your home in tip-top shape. Here are four fall home projects:

1) Reverse your ceiling fans. Reverse your fans so that the blades will send air upward to disrupt the warm air that collects at the ceiling. This quick reversal will then disperse that warm air downward. It's especially important to do this if you have high ceilings or if the room has a fireplace or stove.

2) Seal air leaks.  It can get cold in Northeast Georgia. Consider a home energy audit to evaluate measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient. Just replacing damaged weather stripping and cracked caulking can help to save you a significant amount of money over time.

3) Check gutters and downspouts. Make sure gutters and downspouts are free of of leaves and debris. Especially after the recent storm, you might check to be sure your gutters are clear before the onslaught of autumn leaves begin to fall. You might have a professional inspect your roof for loose shingles as well since the high winds we recently had left many with blown shingles.

4) Have fireplace chimney inspected and cleaned.  Having a professional inspect and clean your chimney annually can prevent fires and carbon monoxide gases.

If you are considering buying or selling a home in Northeast Georgia, I hope you'll consider contacting me. Marketing and selling homes since 1988, this is my calling and my passion. I work with husband, David Stovall, my mother, Joyce Waters and sister Kayla Shoemake.  As natives of this area, we know North Georgia and love living and working here.

Kim Waters
Parter/Associate Broker
The Norton Agency

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