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Here are some great tips & tricks to prepare your home for the Fall and Winter Season:

Tip 1: YOUR DECK

Make sure you protect your deck from the changing weather! First, clear your deck of any leaves and brush. Make any repairs, then power wash it with deck cleaner. After it dries, reseal it before the weather turns too cold. As we get into the cooler and wet months, you want to mask your deck with weather resistant products. We recommend using Penofin to keep your deck in protected from the changing weather. You can purchase Penofin at Adobe Lumber. Call Adobe Lumber today if you have questions or would like more tips for preparing your deck or siding at (707-647-2100)

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Tip 2: YOUR ROOF

As we prepare for fall and then winter, make sure to check your home’s roof for leaks and small repairs. You want to get small small cracks or openings fixed before the winter months or so they don’t turn into bigger issues.


Tip 3: YOUR HVAC SYSTEM

With the cooler months approaching, have your HVAC units serviced so that you can fix any problems or maintenance issues before the winter months are here. It's also a good time to change your filter to make sure you keep allergens away and your air quality at the best quality.


Tip 4: YOUR POOL

As we fall into Fall Season, and the leaves (and everything else) begin to start falling to the ground, don't forget to cover your pool with a pool cover. Make sure to find a safety pool cover that meets and exceed ASTM guidelines for safety covers and safeguard the pool liner while ensuring that pets and people cannot gain access to the pool when it is not in use.


Tip 5: ADDING THINGS TO YOUR BACKYARD

This time of the year is also the perfect opportunity to add items such as a bench, trellis or A garden sculpture. Install some low-voltage or LED lighting that will not only highlight the landscape, but allow the opportunity to relax in your backyard, entertain your guests, enjoy watching the birds in a birdwatch or survey other wildlife in their natural habitat. Enjoy the changing seasons!