You likely want to do all that you can to protect your home in Oregon. As the fall months approach, there is a lot that you can be doing to ensure your home is in good condition. The fall leads to the winter and what you do in the fall as a way of protecting your home even further, especially against any snow and ice that may fall in the coming months.
Gutters – Gutters need to be maintained, just like everything else in your home. They may fill with leaves and various other items. Have a company come out and clean them – or clean them on your own. This can also minimize the chances for an ice dam during the winter.
Roof – Have your roof inspected annually, and do so in the fall. This will ensure that you don’t have any loose shingles or any that are missing – which could wreak havoc when snow and rain begin to fall.
Chimney – Your chimney should also be cleaned annually, especially because you don’t want a fire taking place just because you weren’t able to get it clean enough. Hiring a chimney sweeper can go a long way for peace of mind.
Inside Your Home – There are quite a few things that you can do inside your home for general maintenance as well.
When you want to cut down on your electric bill, reverse your fans so that the warm air is being distributed better.
Go through and replace batteries in all your smoke detectors so that you can be confident they are going to work when needed.
At Linda Dugan Insurance our agents look forward to helping you with your home in Astoria. Call today and learn about the many ways that we can assist with finding you an affordable homeowner’s insurance policy.