3 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter

3 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter

The winter time is here! With holiday shopping, decor, lights, and holiday parties to attend, it can be easy to remember to do the basics for your home to get it ready for the winter weather. Today, I’m going to give you 3 key ways to prepare your home for winter this year.

1. Make Sure You Have Cleaned Your Gutters

Cleaning your gutters every season is something any homeowner should do. Doing so reduces any chances of material weight accumulating in this critical area. Cleaning your gutters before winter also allows you to prevent chances of water destruction. When snow accumulates on gutters, it refreezes overnight or sometimes during the day turning into water. This water then logs on your gutters destroying them in the end. Such destruction attracts costly repair procedures which everyone should be looking to avoid, given other homeowner expenses.

2. Ensure Your Roof is in Good Condition

As winter approaches, it is essential to inspect your roof to ascertain it is in good shape. It should be noted that the roof of your house is one of those areas that will significantly come into contact with the effects of winter. Thus, you must ensure it is well set for these cold winter days ahead. Ensure it is strong enough to withstand snow accumulation that can last many days. If you notice any areas within your roof requiring repairs, try to attend to them before winter. Waiting until winter comes before attending to any repairs is a significant risk that can add stress to the holiday season.

3. Cut Any Tree Branches Close to Your House

Avoiding snow accumulation can make a difference during the winter period. As a safety precaution, removing anything that can add to snow accumulation, especially on your house is essential. This is why you need to trim any trees around your house especially those with branches that overlap your roof. By doing this, you can significantly reduce the chances of any additional snow building up on your house which might add more threatening weight to it. 

Conclusion: 3 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Every homeowner should ensure that their homes are well-kept and protected in advance as winter approaches. Checking the structural integrity of your roof and cleaning your gutters are some safety measures you can take in anticipation of a winter season. Looking for some holiday activities to do with your family this winter? Check out my Facebook and Instagram pages for the best events in Hingham!

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