Winterize Your Home From Floor to Roof With This Handy Guide!

IKO House in Fall
September 20, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

By Adam Cabrera. 

From roof maintenance to indoor upkeep, include IKO's fall maintenance guide when prepping for this coming winter.

Fall is almost here, and it's the perfect time to start preparing your home for the winter ahead. During the colder months, harsher weather conditions can wear down the exterior of residential homes. Proper home maintenance can help prevent problems further down the road.  

This handy fall maintenance checklist from IKO, a manufacturer of weather protection products for residential and commercial roofs, is a great resource to help both new and existing homeowners get their homes ready for the coming season. From roofing and driveway care to indoor chores that ensure a cozy winter haven, the checklist covers every possible task. 

Some of the first items you might want to check off your list include: 

  • Roof maintenance: Checking for water damage, shingle conditions and sealing any openings that might attract unwanted critters. 
  • Property maintenance: Trimming branches, removing dead plants, planting new bulbs and aerating and seeding the lawn. 
  • Exterior home care: Preparing your siding and driveways for winter by fixing any peeling paint and sealing cracks. 
  • Winterizing water sources: Draining irrigation systems and outdoor fountains, along with shutting off exterior spigots. 
  • Indoor maintenance: Ensuring the heating system is in working order, checking windows and doors for heat loss and keeping alarms and fans in top shape. 

Plus, in IKO’s guide there's a bonus tip for stocking up on winter supplies and reminders for new homeowners to locate essential utility shutoffs. 

If you're looking to safeguard your home this fall, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to work!  

For a full breakdown and specific details on these maintenance tasks, be sure to check out the original article. It offers a great guide to ensuring your home is prepared for everything winter might bring.

Have a question? AskARoofer.

Find your local roofing contractor in the RoofersCoffeeShop® Contractor Directory. 

About Adam

Adam Cabrera is a writer and podcast producer for the Coffee Shops and AskARoofer™. When he isn't writing about roofs he enjoys camping in the Rocky Mountains, going to concerts and playing music.



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