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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist  

Fall is rapidly approaching, and with it, the cooler weather. Boy we can't wait! A change in seasons is always a great time to check the condition of your home. After all the rain we've gotten this year, it couldn't hurt to give your roof a quick look over. Here are some things to check for as fall approaches:

  1. Inspect your roof! Check your roof for signs of minor damage such as missing, broken, cracked, or curling shingles, as well as bare spots where the granular coating has worn off. Be sure to make the necessary minor repairs now to prevent further damage.

    If the damage is extensive, or the shingle is missing, replace it immediately to prevent more serious damage from occurring. Also, if you have a fireplace, be sure to check for gaps around the flashing and caulk to seal.
  2. Clean the gutters! Dirty, clogged gutters can cause a myriad of problems during the winter months including flooded basements and damage to your foundation and landscaping. To clean, simply remove all debris so that water can drain properly and consider installing gutter guards to prevent additional debris from building up. Here's a great how-to video from
  3. Trim the brush! Trimming your trees and hedges in the fall not only leaves you with less mess, it also improves the appearance of your shrubbery and can prevent or correct a safety hazard. While power tools are terrific (and a must for a large number of trees and bushes) most seasonal pruning and trimming can be taken care of with a few affordable hand tools.

    Hand pruners, hedge trimmers, loping shears, and a pruning saw will take care of most small branches and limbs. First look for and remove dead or diseased limbs, then cut back excessive growth and trim the bush into the desired shape.
  4. Fertilize the lawn! Fall is a great time to fertilize your lawn as it provides grass with the nutrients required for the winter when the top layer of grass is dormant but the root systems continue to grow. During this period roots easily absorb and store the nutrients a good fertilizer will provide and fall fertilizing will also help your lawn “green-up” faster in early spring.



The Ernie White Guarantee

We guarantee our homes are built to the highest standards possible, and in the off chance they are not, we will make it right.

In an interview with an owner of an Ernie White house, an experience that took place during an inspection conducted by Ernie White was revealed.

During his inspection, Mr. White noticed one of the block walls was incorrect.  Ernie approached the sub-contractor responsible for the wall and asked him to replace it. The sub-contractor refused. Ernie responded by taking a spray can and writing the sub-contractor’s name on the wall. If Ernie’s name was going to be associated with a house with a bad wall, the sub-contractor’s name would be there too. This action ended the argument and the wall was replaced.

Feel confident that you will only get the best when choosing Ernie White Construction.



Lake James Community 

Do you love your Ernie White Construction Home, but looking to downsize now that the kids are out of the house? Then Ernie White Construction's Lake James Community is the perfect solution. The Lake James Community is a 55+ adult community featuring a relaxing atmosphere encompassing a community pool, beautiful scenery and special community events. To top all that off, our Lake James model won "Best Master Bath" and "Best Exterior" in the 2012 Spring Parade of Homes. For more information about our Lake James community homes, visit our website or give us a call at (863) 683-2782. 


Video Testimonial – Mike & Vicki 

Still on the fence about whether or not Ernie White Construction is the builder for you? We understand that this is a big and difficult decision and we want you to feel comfortable in choosing us to build your dream home. We encourage you to click the link below and view Mike and Vicki’s testimonial video showcasing their experience working with us. Hopefully this testimony will help you feel more comfortable in choosing Ernie White Construction. 


Designer Series – The Riverdale 


The Riverdale is a part of our designer series of houses and was honored as being the 2015 Fall Parade Home of the Year. The Riverdale boasts 4-bedrooms and 3-bathrooms in its 2,546 sq. ft. of living space. Additional features include a den/study, a front porch, lanai, and a 2-car garage. For more information about the Riverdale, click here.