With winter fast approaching, now is the time to start preparing your house for the winter where the elements like snow, sleet, and wind can do major damage. Continue reading to learn how to prepare your house for the colder weather in next to no time.
1. Insulate, Insulate, Insulate!
Drafts emitting from windows can cause your energy bill to spike exponentially and leave you feeling far chillier than normal. Quickly and affordably fix the problem by applying v-seal weather stripping along the sides of the window that allow them to still open, but keeps the cold away.
2. Remove Tree Branches
Homes that have trees with limbs hanging near your home are more likely to suffer roof damage during a windstorm and may be susceptible to leaks from water cascading off low hanging branches.
3. Clean the Gutters
Debris build up in your gutters can lead to costly ice dams that contribute to your home’s foundation is weakened. Once the fall leaves have fallen, either hire someone to do the job or use a ladder to remove leaves, twigs, and other debris that accumulates in the gutters.
4. Check the Roof
Winter is not the time to have a leaky roof and doing an inspection will help spot issues. Luckily for those that don’t like heights, you should be able to inspect your roof safely from the ground with binoculars.
5. Fireplace Inspection
It is recommended that your fireplace be professionally inspected every year so be sure to call your favorite fireplace inspector early to avoid missing out on their services.
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