Just around the corner is the start of all those family celebrations! Thanks Giving, Halloween, U.S. Thanks Giving, Christmas Shopping, Christmas Parties, Christmas, New Years!!!
BUT FIRST! IS YOUR HOUSE READY? I don't mean decorations and all that. I mean is your house ready and able to keep the bad weather out and the warmth in?
Do you have a maintenance schedule for your property? Take a look at your property inside and out. Does anything obvious need attention? Something like holes in the outer shell or a furnace that is long past it's best days?
Look at the roof, windows, doors, and see if there are any problems in keeping the outside out. How about the foundation? Any cracks anywhere? How about the grading? Does it encourage water away from the house or not?
Now lets look at all those big trees. Are there any limbs that might fall? Should steps be taken to make them safe? Can they withstand all those wind gusts that often come along with the cold weather?
Now lets have a look inside the house. The biggest concern is the furnace. Will it keep you comfortable all winter long?
Having satisfied yourself that the house is sound for the next 6 months, it is time to get back to the festivities. Enjoy the season and all the reasons that make home ownership great.
THE HOUSE IS GOOD, THE FAMILY IS GOOD, NOW IT IS TIME TO ENJOY!