Fall is officially here. While Huntington Beach, CA does not experience a “true” fall as other parts of the country do, there are a few notable weather changes. For one, the temperatures begin to cool down this time of year. With cooler temperatures, fall is a great time to schedule routine maintenance that ensures your home is well prepared for any season. At Western Republic Insurance Services, we want our customers to be well-informed not only about their homeowner’s insurance but also how to protect their homes from potential issues that can be prevented.
Roof and Gutter Maintenance
November is the beginning of the rainy season in Huntington Beach, CA. Check your roof for missing shingles and make sure the flashing is in good shape to prevent potential leaks and water damage. Clear debris from gutters and downspouts. Clogged gutters and downspouts can lead to many potential water damage issues including wood rot.
Door and Window Maintenance
Check the seals around windows and doors to make sure that air is not leaking in the house. Caulk windows and replace the weather stripping around the doors if necessary. Now that the temperatures are cooling down, open shades and curtains to allow natural heat into the home. Fall is also a great time to clean your windows.
Cooler temperatures also mean it is a great time to get outside and work in the yard. Add mulch to flower beds to keep your plants protected and trim tree branches to reduce chances of falling limbs during a heavy storm. Make sure your home is properly graded so that water runs away from it rather than collecting at the foundation as pooling water can seep into your home.
At Western Republic Insurance Services, we believe that with regularly scheduled routine maintenance this fall and throughout the year, your southern California home will be ready for any season.