Our Guide to Fall Home Maintenance in the DFW Area
At Riverside Homebuilders, we take pride in crafting high-quality, new-construction homes for families and individuals throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. As a new homeowner, you have the advantage of starting with a clean slate—but that doesn't mean your home doesn't require maintenance. With the leaves changing and the arrival of fall upon us, it's essential to ensure your new Riverside home stays in top condition for years to come. In this fall maintenance guide, we'll provide you with valuable tips to protect your investment and keep your new home in DFW in pristine condition during the autumn season.
Clean out your gutters
If one thing’s for certain about the fall season, it’s that this time of year is notorious for shedding leaves and debris from trees. This can lead to clogged gutters, which can cause water damage, so make sure to clean them regularly. Our new homes have gutters designed to manage rainwater efficiently, but a little maintenance goes a long way in preserving your home's exterior. Use a sturdy ladder and safety gear when assessing your gutters and remove leaves, sticks and any other obstructions to ensure a free-flowing draining system this fall.
Inspect your siding
Your new Riverside home features modern and durable siding materials, but it's still essential to inspect for any issues. Look for cracks, gaps or signs of wear on your siding. Use a hose or pressure washer to clean dirt and grime, and look for cracks or loose sections and address them as needed. By sealing any open spaces and taking preventative measures, you will be able to cut down on any unnecessary heating costs and ensure that no additional moisture gets into your home.
Check your HVAC system
Maintaining your HVAC system ensures comfort and energy efficiency throughout the fall and winter months. Riverside Homebuilders is proud to install new, high-quality systems in every new home we build throughout the DFW area—but regular upkeep is essential. Change your HVAC filters to improve air quality and system efficiency, and if anything seems out of the ordinary, you’ll want to set up an appointment to have a professional come take a look.
Prepare your fireplace
If your new Riverside home features a fireplace, it's time to prepare it for cozy fall evenings. Since we include gorgeous wood-burning fireplaces in select floor plans, these homeowners should schedule a chimney inspection and cleaning every year to take precautionary measures. This not only ensures a safe and efficient fire—but also adds to the charm of your home during the fall and winter months.
Give your landscape some TLC
Lastly, it’s important to give your landscape a little extra attention during your fall maintenance endeavors. Regularly remove fallen leaves from your lawn to prevent suffocation and promote healthy grass growth, and you can also apply a fall fertilizer to fortify your lawn for the winter ahead. You’ll also want to check the health of your trees and keep an eye out for any noticeable differences in leaf colors or any dead branches. If you find any trees that are unhealthy, you will want to take immediate action to get them either pruned or removed as this will prevent them from causing any damage to your home if any fall or winter storms come through the area.
Enjoy the autumn season in a new Riverside home
At Riverside Homebuilders, we understand the importance of maintaining your new home's value and aesthetics. With this fall maintenance guide, you're well-equipped to tackle the specific needs of your new construction home during the autumn season. By following these tips, you'll not only protect your investment—but also ensure a comfortable and beautiful living space for you and your family to live, grow and thrive in for years to come. To learn more about our new homes throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, give us a call today at (817) 601-6230 or contact us online.
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