Tips for Getting You House Ready for Fall


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Dear Moss Building & Design,

What are some tips for getting my house ready for fall when the kids are finally back in school?


Dear Dulles Mom,

Great question! If you end up having spare time, we recommend a few things for the fall (the weather will cool off soon, we hope/think):

Check Your Home for Peeling Paint
Peeling paint indicates that the existing paint film can no longer protect the siding of the building. Save yourself from expensive future repairs by correcting peeling paint early on.

Clean the Gutters
Once the leaves have fallen, cleaning your gutters and downspouts is important to avoid ice dams.

Prepare Your Deck for Winter
The deck might be an overlooked area for your preparations. Clean and cover your deck furniture, and store them in a protected area. Empty the soil from clay pots and planters to prevent the dirt from freezing and cracking them.


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