Fall and Winter are Around the Corner...Are You Ready?
It's hard to believe, but fall is right around the corner. Before the weather grows colder, it’s important to prepare for the fall and winter months to prevent costly damage. Take a look at some items to put on your fall checklist:
Gutters and Downspouts
Clean gutters and downspouts frequently throughout fall to prevent buildup of leaves and other debris. Neglected gutters can lead to wood rot problems and pest infestations, not to mention ruined gutters.
Be sure water is not coming down behind gutters and that all support brackets are securely in place.
Ensure that water drains properly and doesn’t pool. Pooling can cause damage to foundations, driveways, and walkways.
Windows and Doors
Change summer screens to cool weather storm windows and doors.
Inspect and repair any loose or damaged window or door frames.
Install weather stripping or caulking around windows and doors to prevent drafts and to lower heating bills.
Replace the filter in your furnace.
Consider having a heating professional check your heating system to ensure optimal performance and discover minor problems before they turn into costly major repairs.
Clean your ducts to better your heating system’s efficiency as well as to reduce household dust and to provide relief to those with respiratory problems.
To prevent pipes freezing and bursting, ensure that the pipes are well insulated.
Know how to locate and turn off the water shut-off valve in case pipes do freeze.
Chimney and Fireplace
Call a professional in to inspect and clean your chimney. Fireplaces that are regularly used during the season should have an annual cleaning to prevent dangerous chimney fires.
Test your fireplace flue for a tight seal when closed.
Be sure attic insulation doesn’t cover vents in the eaves to prevent winter ice dams on the roof.
Be sure ridge vents and vents at eaves are free of plants and debris.
Check bird and rodent screens for attic vents to prevent any unwanted guests.
Landscape and Yardwork
Although grass appears to stop growing in the fall, the roots are actually growing deeper to prepare for winter. Now is the best time to fertilize and reseed your lawn.
Prune your trees and shrubs after the leaves turn to encourage healthy growth.
Trim any tree limbs that are dangerously close to power lines or the roof of your house. Heavy snow and ice can cause damage in the winter.
Spectrum Painting can help you out with many items on this checklist, including gutter and roof cleaning and soft washing, handyman items like caulking windows and doors as well as any unfortunate water damage from leaks. It’s also never too early to touch up your interior paint with the holidays right around the corner! Give us a call today at 973-706-6033 to set up an appointment with an estimator!
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Mike W. | Jan/12/2015
Everything we talked about was done- no problems at all. Can't improve perfection!
Jay S. | Jun/30/2016
I am so happy we chose to work with Spectrum Painting! The office manager Natalie was very responsive in setting up our estimate. Initially Rich came our for a detailed estimate and walk through. After going through the numbers and reviews we decided to go with Spectrum. Although they did not offer the lowest cost we felt like we knew what we were paying for. We were in the process of moving into our new home in Wayne, NJ so we would not be onsite to project manage daily. On the day our project began, Rich and his crew leader Brian met us at the house to walk through the project and colors. Brian was absolutely amazing to work with. He would call or text with daily updates and even sent some photos to make sure we were happy with the colors we chose. I felt completely comfortable leaving Brian and his team at our house for the full week alone to complete the project. Everyone was extremely professional, kept the place clean, and wore masks, which is important to us because I am pregnant and my husband has an auto-immune disease. I can not recommend Spectrum Painting enough! Though they didn't offer us the lowest cost estimate there work was worth it! If anyone is looking for a painter reach out to their team. You won't be disappointed!
Abigail T. | Dec/22/2020
Great experience with Spectrum with completing the power washing and sealing of our deck. Robert came to repair one of the deck stairs in the morning and came back in the afternoon to assure that the deck was dried well after rain the night before. Robert and Alejandro then sanded and sealed the deck efficiently with good attention to detail. Spectrum even accommodated us supplying our own no VOC/non-toxic sealer. The deck looks like new and we are very pleased.
John Hogan | Jun/14/2019
Crew was very helpful and easy to work with. Rafael was very helpful and solved the issue of what color to use for the roofs.
Kristen S. | Oct/27/2016
Rich, Hector and Raul were responsive and very nice!
Dara H. | Jun/30/2016
The crew was good at their respective jobs, neat and cleaned up afterwards. We are very please with how everything turned out. Color matching was spot on. Recommendations were perfect. The whole experience was pleasant and professional. The service was prompt, professional and the entire team did a great job.