Getting Your Home Ready for Autumn Weather


This time of year is lovely because the golden fall is beautiful as leaves turn brown and the sun's hue changes. But you need to get your home ready for changing autumn weather.

Protect Against Missiles

Autumn brings a lot of adverse weather, such as strong winds. Also, storms are getting stronger and happen more often. And an autumn storm, like the recent hurricane Ian, can do a lot of damage to your home. Wind can damage the structure of a house and also pick up and throw things like missiles. So, everything that can't be brought inside should be locked up. Installing the best impact windows you can afford will help if you live somewhere prone to hurricanes or tornadoes. Winds like these can be deadly by propelling objects through or at your home.

Use Weather Apps

You can't get the most out of any of these remedies if you don't know when to use them. If you leave your shutters open during a storm, they won't help, and a hurricane could bring your roof down. If you keep an eye on the news, you can lessen the effects of bad weather by a lot. Weather reports that are up-to-date can be found quickly on the Internet. Apps like Carrot Weather and weather channels will let you know when bad weather is coming. If you have enough time to prepare, you can tie down loose items, clean the gutters, and stay safe.

Autumn Weather is Bad for Gutters

Gutters can cause a number of problems. If you have clogs and leaks in your home, the problems will get worse. Common gutter issues in autumn include the following: 

  • Leaking water can seep into your home's foundations.

  • Excess water can pool on your roof, causing leaks and collapse.

  • Falling leaves are guaranteed to block your drainage, so check regularly in autumn.

Fortunately, gutters are easy to clean. Make sure they are clear of trash before a storm so that water can flow through. After that, remove any clogs when it is safe to do so.

Protect the Roof

A broken roof in autumn is the worst thing that can happen to your house. Your roof is made to handle bad weather, which is good news. But years of use can break it down. When your roof is broken, water can get in. When a roof leaks, it can do a lot of damage, like rotting the wood, growing mold, and messing up the electricity. Also, holes and cracks will let cold air in and warm air out. Fixing your roof on your own is dangerous, but professional roofers can do it for you. Having a pro fix your roof is safer. And while it's an initial cost, you get a better long-term job.

Check for Cracks Before they Get Worse

Over time, you might find that some parts of your house aren't as warm as they used to be. This is because cracks can form in the walls, letting cold air and stormy weather into your home. Having holes in your walls makes it more expensive to heat your home and is very bad for your health. For example, retaining walls can fall down. Lucky for you, you can buy filler to fix more small cracks as they appear. But if wall cracks are left alone, they can grow into holes like broken glass. If this happens, you may need a professional to help you fill them right.


The cooler temperature of fall is a welcome change after a hot summer. But there, you need to get your home ready for autumn with wind protection, gutter maintenance, and crack repair.

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