Preparing for Fall: Maintaining Your Home for the Coming Season

The kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter and you can even detect a bit of a chill in the air when the sun goes down. That can only mean one thing: Fall is just around the corner and winter cannot be far behind.

With the changing seasons, there are items you’ll need to address in order to protect your home before the leaves start to drop off the trees. Here are some of the jobs that probably require your attention.

  • Repair the cracks in your concrete or asphalt.
  • Drain your outdoor faucets and sprinkler systems, and cover them to protect them from freezing weather.
  • Consider having your furnace tuned up.
  • If you don’t already have one, think about installing a programmable thermostat.
  • Inspect your roof for missing, loose or damaged shingles.
  • Clean and empty the fuel from your summer power equipment, such as lawnmowers and trimmers, and get your snow blower ready for the winter.
  • Make sure your gutters are securely attached to your home and free of leaves and other debris.

Clogged gutters are difficult and sometimes dangerous to maintain. Instead, skip the final job on your fall to-do list and install Gutter Helmet– the First, the Best, the Number one gutter protection system that keeps debris out and water flowing.

“Gutter Helmet is designed to keep your gutters clean and free-flowing,” says Richard Lomerson, owner of Gutter Helmet by Classic, which has been serving its customers in Kentucky and Indiana for more than 35 years.

Several problems can threaten your home if your gutters aren’t doing their job. They include:


Water can leak into your house or basement, which breeds mold that can cause allergy issues or worse.


Another issue caused by water damage is rotted wood, which attracts termites and other insects. Don’t put off dealing with standing water outside your home, which is a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Ice and Snow

When winter weather arrives, ice can build up in your gutters, possibly causing them to pull away from the house and cause even more damage.

“Gutter Helmet keeps ice and snow out of your gutters,” says Mike Pearce, general manager of Gutter Helmet by Classic.

Your Paint Job

As paint ages, it becomes brittle, and, if it gets wet because your gutters are failing you, it will peel off. As a result, your gutter board will be subject to rot and deterioration.

You won’t have any of these issues if your home is protected by Gutter Helmet.

“Once it’s installed, you won’t have to worry about gutter damage,” Pearce says. “Once it’s on, you’ll never have to clean your gutters again. And as part of our lifetime warranty, if you ever have a problem, we’ll come out and fix it and clean out your gutters.”

Your home is probably your most valuable investment. Are you interested in learning more about how to protect it from potential water damage in the fall, winter and year-round? Visit or call (502) 671-6949 for more information.