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.