There are several ways to get your home ready for colder weather. Preparing your home for fall will help keep your home comfortable and you’ll spend less money on heating bills. Fall is also a great time to finish projects that are unpleasant during the hot summer months, like painting a fence or staining a deck.

Keep Your Home Dry

It is important to keep water away from the foundation of your home because it can seep in and cause water damage. An easy way to do this is to keep your gutters free of debris so that they can properly direct rainwater away from the house.

Clean your gutters once the leaves begin to fall. Adding gutter guards is a smart home improvement to keep the gutters from filling up with leaves. Evaluate the land grading around the foundation and fill in any dips in the yard where water might puddle.

Prepare Your Home for Fall by Sealing it

Make sure that there are no cracks or holes in the foundation of your home or around windows or doors. Preparing your home for fall by filling cracks and gaps will eliminate drafts and keep pests out of your home.

Get Caught Up on Maintenance

Fall is a great time to do a few maintenance tasks like fertilizing your lawn, making sure that winter equipment is in good working order, and checking batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Getting into the habit of doing the same things every fall helps you remember these chores. To prepare your home for the fall each year, you can even make a list, laminate it, and keep it handy so you can check jobs off once they are done.


Fall is the time to winterize anything that will remain outside and has the potential to freeze, like the pool, sprinkler system, and faucets. Disconnect hoses and insulate exposed pipes so they don’t freeze and burst in cold temperatures.

Prepare Your Home for Fall with Yardwork

Fall is the time to trim trees, plant bulbs, and get the leaves off of your lawn. Prepare your garden and lawn for the spring so that you can have a successful growing season the following year. It also helps to cut down on all the prep work that will need to be done next year.

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