Everything you need to get done!
As the vibrant hues of summer transition into the golden tones of fall, it’s time for Idaho homeowners to gear up for the impending winter chill. The changing seasons bring with them a list of essential projects to ensure your home is snug and secure throughout the colder months. In this guide, we’ll walk you through a comprehensive to-do list and introduce you to valuable equipment from Tates Rents that will make these tasks a breeze.
1. Prepare the Garden and Landscaping
Start your garden and yard winter prep by trimming back overgrown bushes and trees to prevent damage from heavy snow and ice. Rent a quality chainsaw or trimmer from Tates Rents for a smooth and safe operation. Fall is also a great time to hit your lawn with another session of aerating and seeding.
For all of your last second cleanup and yard clearing, take advantage of Tates pressure washers, as well as box and dump trailers to help you clear out the yard after a Summer full of fun.
Also consider talking to our Tates professionals about renting an air compressor for sprinkler blowouts, depending on size of your yard, our rental experts should be able to point you in the right direction!
For any of your projects that are taking you late into the night, Tates also offers exterior lighting to help you work as the days get shorter.
2. Home Cleanup and Prep
As we get closer to the holiday season, get ahead of your home prep with various projects to ensure a clean and secure home in the Winter. As you prepare to have family together, make sure your home is clean with a carpet cleaner or hard-floor disc cleaner from Tates.
While thinking of holiday prep and home maintenance, start planning when you will need some elevation help to hang your Christmas lights and decorations with Tates aerial equipment!
3. Roof Inspection and Repairs
A well-maintained roof is your first line of defense against winter weather. Inspect for loose or missing shingles and replace them promptly. If you need to reach higher areas, consider renting a safe and stable ladder or Mobile Elevated Work Platform from Tates Rents.
4. Clean and Store Outdoor Equipment
Properly preparing your lawn mower, trimmer, and other outdoor equipment for winter storage can extend their lifespan. A pressure washer from Tates Rents will help you clean and remove grime from these tools, ensuring they’re ready for action come spring.
5. Stock Up on Winter Supplies
Stock up, or be ready to pick up some ice melt from any of our locations to make sure you can keep your walkways clear of ice and snow!
6. Gutter Maintenance and Cleaning
Before the leaves start to fall, it’s crucial to give your gutters a thorough clean. Clogged gutters can lead to water damage and ice dams during winter. Equip yourself with a sturdy ladder or towable boom and a powerful leaf blower from Tates Rents to make this task efficient and safe.
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