Preparing Your Home for Fall

The front of a white and grey, classic-style house with fall leaves on the ground.

Now that the sun is starting to set on summertime and the cooler weather is starting to settle in, it’s time to think about how to prepare your home for the quickly approaching fall season. It’s important to check on various parts of your home in the fall so that it’s ready for the following cold winter months, and VA Home Loans is happy to help you secure the loans and finances to make that possible.


Now that it’s September, rainy days are on the horizon in the Treasure Valley. Over the summer, your gutters most likely have collected an assortment of leaves, dirt, and debris. When it rains, this blockage could lead to flooding in the interior of your home and water damage to the exterior. It’s best to make a habit of checking your gutters every fall to see if they need to be cleaned or even replaced so that you don’t have to find out the hard way!


After not being used for a few months, your heating system might not be at the ability that it was at the end of last winter. This is one of those things that you don’t want to wait until you first use it to find out that it isn’t working properly! Catching problems with your HVAC system early gives you time to allocate the time and money needed to get it professionally fixed.


As it cools down, more and more you’ll want to be keeping the heat in and the cold out. The easiest way to do this is to check all of the seals in your house on every door and window to make sure that they are airtight and actually sealed. You would be surprised how much a faulty seal can really affect the air in a home! Additionally, it will help you save big on your electricity and heating bills come wintertime, so checking them periodically is very important.

At VA Home Loans Idaho, we want to make sure that you are able to prepare your home for every season. If you are a veteran looking for a home loan or refinancing options, contact us today. You might even be able to use some of the money you save to fix some of the things mentioned above to get your house ready for the colder seasons!

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