Fall Home Checklist: How to Stay Safe

Denver, CO can see some cold, snowy winters. That’s why homeowners begin preparation for the colder seasons starting in the Fall.  While the weather is still nice, this is the time to get outside and do some preventative maintenance around the house that will guarantee and safe and cozy home until it’s time for next year’s spring cleaning.  

Check for Escaping Heat

Look for cracks along windows and door frames and caulk any areas where heat could be escaping.  Do the same for any cracks you find along walls.  The roof is another area where heat likes to find an escape.  Every Fall it’s a good idea to give your roof a thorough inspection. This will keep your property’s carbon footprint smaller along with a smaller energy bill. 

Look for Peeling Paint

Inspect the exterior walls of your property and any outbuildings for peeling paint, which is a sign that the paint needs to be replaced to keep what is underneath protected.  Old paint can no longer support siding and over time the siding will deteriorate leading to expensive repairs.  

Install Storm Windows and Doors

Before the first snowfall, it is a good idea to secure the more vulnerable parts of the property, namely the doors and windows.  Winter storms bring strong winds that rattle windows and doors, trying to make its way in.  By securing your windows and doors with quality storm replacements, you’ll keep the storm where it belongs – outside.  

Homeowner’s or Renter’s Insurance

Having insurance to weather any storm that comes your way, will keep your home safe and protected for all the days you will there.  At AFI Insurance, we will assist you in getting the right insurance for your home or rental property.  Don’t let anything stand to chance in Dever, CO.  Protect yourself and your loved ones with AFI Insurance guiding the way.  Contact us today for more information.