Fall is here, and it’s time to get your house in shape for the cooler months ahead. Autumn is the best time to take advantage of moderate weather to repair any home damage before the first frost sets in. Here are some ideas that will keep your home running in peak condition all winter long.

– Caulk around windows and door frames to prevent heat from escaping. Caulking and sealing openings is one of the least expensive maintenance jobs. But, if you’re not sure caulking is a sufficient fix for your heat loss problems, please call D-S Exteriors, 630-665-1849. Dan or Steve will come to your home, check your windows and doors, and give you an honest assessment of the situation.

– If you are physically able, clean your gutters and downspouts. Dress appropriately for the job, and when performing outside maintenance on your home, it’s a good idea to let someone know what you are doing. Accidents do happen!

As far the gutters…. clean out the debris, flush them with water, and inspect the joints. Clogged gutters are a major cause of ice dams – a common occurrence in the frigid winters! If you feel your gutters may need replacement, call D-S Exteriors. D-S works throughout the fall months to service your home needs.

Enjoy the beautiful days!