The heat of summer has passed, the colors of the leaves have changed, and now homeowners can enjoy the end of the year cuddled up by the fireplace with their favorite warm drink in hand. Yet before you get to enjoy this Rockwell moment, there are some important steps to take to ensure it doesn’t get interrupted by costly home repairs. Here are some important steps to take to have peace of mind during the frosty season.
- Clean out your gutters before it snows. If gutters are left with refuse and it freezes, you’re risking clogs and overloading, which can strain your roof. Be proactive and clear your gutters of leaves and debris before snow or consistent frost hits.
- Winterize your windows. When Jack Frost is knocking at your windowpane, you’ll be ready. Preparing your windows for winter will lower your heat bill and prevent drafts from entering your home. Popular Mechanics offers a helpful step-by-step guide.
- Hang décor responsibly. When you’re trying to make your home merry and bright, you may be tempted to hammer nails directly into your siding. This will weaken the integrity of your siding and increase the risk of water entering. Instead, use plastic clips for your strings of lights.
- Plan for spring. Winter is the perfect time to plan for all the opportunities waiting in springtime. Do an audit of your home’s exterior. How old is your siding? Your roof? Your gutters? Contact us today and Brent Taylor can be by to give a free inspection.
It’s the most wonderful time of year, but it can also be the most challenging for homeowners. Learn how we can add style, strength and security to your home’s exterior. Call for a free inspection today!