How to Prepare Your Alaskan Home for Fall

The official beginning of fall is just a few weeks away and while you may have brought your pumpkin decor back out of storage, there are a few more steps to take to ensure your Alaskan home is ready for the season. As your local real estate experts in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Eagle River, Wasilla, Palmer, North Pole, and beyond, we've rounded up our best tips for preparing your home for fall.

Clean the Gutters
There is no denying that the fall season brings it's fair share of wind and rain, which means debris like limbs and leaves scatter into your yard— and gutters! You'll want to be sure your gutters are clear to allow for what the season has in store, otherwise they could overflow and wreak havoc on your siding or worse, your home's interior walls.

Put Away Furniture
Whether you have a small deck or a large patio for entertaining at your Alaska home, now is the time to put away the outdoor furniture for the season. Spray it down to remove any dirt or grime that built up over the summer and at the very least, invest in a cover to shield it from the upcoming elements.

Fix Cracks
If you've noticed cracks in your driveway or sidewalk cement, don't let it go another month without repair! When water gets into these cracks in walkways or driveways and freezes it can actually make them worse and force them to expand which is not what an Alaskan homeowner needs!

Have HVAC Inspected
It won't be long before we're reaching for the thermostat and turning up the heat, but it can't hurt to have your HVAC system inspected by a pro before the temperatures really start to dip. Call now to avoid being put on a waiting list as we get closer to the winter.

Ready to buy a new home or sell your current place in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, Wasilla, or North Pole this fall? Give Madden Real Estate a call today!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Wes Madden, CEO
Madden Real Estate with Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group
(907) 452-3000

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