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Friday, 30 October 2020

Here we are at the doorstep of another seasonal change!  Along with that change comes some big changes in temperature, weather conditions and don’t forget the pests looking for a nice place to spend the winter.

As you clean up outdoor spaces around your home and get things ready for fall and winter decorations you may notice that the caulk around your windows, doors and ductwork may need some attention.  Water, air and pests don’t need much space to enter your home and if you count the doors and windows you will find there are more opportunities for entrance than you might like!  It seems simple enough to know where you need to caulk or seal and even remove the old worn product, but if you have looked at that aisle in your home improvement store recently, you will see it is no small task to select the correct caulk or sealant for your job!

The main types of caulk or sealant you will probably need for your small jobs are made of either latex or silicone.  There are different varieties of each for interior and exterior use and some can be painted while others can’t.  Are the joints large or small that you need to close? You will also need to decide whether you want to buy a caulk gun that may be ideal for a larger job or just buy tubes for smaller jobs.

Do some additional research on your specific needs and take action before temperatures drop so your home is protected!


...."You've Got A Friend in Real Estate"


Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265

Brentview Realty 615.373.2814


Posted on 10/30/2020 10:04 AM by jarod tanksley
Monday, 12 October 2020

With cooler weather around the corner, it is a good time for a little fall maintenance before winter hits. Here are a few great tips you can use to be better prepared.


1) If you like the ambience of a wood burning fireplace - take the time and money to have the chimney and firebox inspected by professionals. Be sure to clean before your first fire of the season. You will enjoy the "safety" of these projects the entire season.

2} Be sure to shut off exterior faucets and drain garden hoses. Move the hoses and other items that may freeze indoors during the cold season to avoid freezing. Check to see that all water is removed from exterior pipes.

3) Cold weather season is not a good time to discover roof problems.  Check your roof (binoculars do this beautifully). Hire a professional if you notice missing or damaged shingles.  Water, ice, snow and even wind will do serious damage to compromised roof and may cause interior problems, too,

4) Call your favorite furnace company and ask for a no-cost inspection to give you peace of mind about receiving warm air when it is cold outside.  

Remember to change the filters to keep things clean and fresh to insure good airflow throughout the entire home.

5) Grab your caulking gun and fill in the gaps around pipes and wiring that enter your home. Seal around doors and windows to create a tight seal that keeps cold air out and warm air inside. This will also discourage mice, insects and water from entering your home.

6) As you enjoy the gorgeous Fall foliage, keep in mind those leaves will fall off. Be sure to keep the gutters on your home free of debris that will block the water flow. Downspouts and gutters are critical for keeping water directed away from your home foundation.



"You've got a Friend in Real Estate"


Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265

Brentview Realty 615.373.2814

Posted on 10/12/2020 8:48 AM by jarod tanksley
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