What you can do to prepare your outdoors for fall

The changing of the seasons is an important time for homeowners in Urbandale, IA.  In addition to the cooler temperatures, though, it’s important to take this time to get your years ready for the upcoming season.  Fortunately, at BLC Insurance we know what you need to do to get ready for the fall.

  1. Put away your summer toys.  Small patio furniture and other items can become hazardous when they’re left out during a storm.  Bring them in now, and you’ll have one less thing to do when bad weather approaches.  While you’re doing this chore, pay attention to the condition of the furniture and toys you bring in.  Summer heat can cause a lot of damage, and you may have items that are no longer safe to play with.
  2. Take car of your roof.  If you have trees on your property, make sure that all branches, leaves, and other debris is cleaned off of it. This will prevent this material from decaying on your roof and releasing acids that can eat through your shingles.  A small amount of maintenance now can save you a lot of money down the road.
  3. Trim back trees.  Branches that are hanging over your property are potential hazards that can fall and damage your home, car, or other property.  Take the time to trim back these trees while the weather is nice.  If necessary, hire a tree service to remove large, diseased branches.

This fall, if you’re thinking about getting a new home owner’s insurance policy, or if you just want to save money on the policy you already have, call the agents at BLC Insurance.  They have years of experience helping people just like you find the policy that’s right for them.