Cold weather is a perfect excuse to make a few changes to your home.
Now is the time to prepare your home for winter.
Winter is not only the most challenging season, but it’s a time where we can all sustain some changes for our home. There is a lot of preparation that goes into our homes as we prepare for changing seasons.
Here are some tips to help keep your house in tip-top condition throughout the winter season:
#1. Roofing prevention
As winter approaches the condition of your roof is easily overlooked with the business of new tires, snow mats, antifreeze rationing, and new wardrobes comprised solely of fleece.
We all know that Debris is the main causes of roof damage -keep in mind that your roof must be free from dead leaves, wayward branches, garbage and other waste.
We all love to garden and If we have trees with branches that usually hangover your roof, it’s important to have the branches trimmed.
Clean your gutters always.
Replace damaged shingles.
Upgrade your attic insulations -it will help to inhibit heat transfer.
During the winter season, remember to use a roof rake as this type of handy product that is ideal for removing excess snow accumulation from your roof.
#2. Cold weather siding installation tips
When the weather starts to change and winter is knocking at the door one important thing to remember is siding. It’s exposed to the elements 24/7 it gets its fair share of wear and tear.
Vinyl is one of the most popular forms of siding probably in part because it’s low maintenance. You won’t need to worry about your landscaping. After siding will also help keep the heat inside your home.
Installing new siding during the wintertime it is also accommodating for seeing immediate energy savings and increase the overall value and curb appeal of your home.
Off-Peak is a magnificent time to get the work done as scheduling a job during off-peak, December thru March, offers more flexibility which can help you schedule a more convenient time for installation.
The winter season is the best time of year to install fiber cement, because it will help you create an excellent barrier against the cold.
#3. Simple tips to prepare your fencing for winter
To avoid inflowing spring with rust and rot, follow some quick tips to preparing your fence for the winter months.
First, check wood fences for soft spots as wood fences can easily susceptible to rot and mildew if they’re not maintained properly. Organize them with a waterproof stain or sealant before the first freeze to prevent rot, mould, and mildew.
After a immense snowfall, clash snow off the top of your vinyl fence.
Make sure aluminum fences have sturdy cement footings before it gets too cold, so it can withstand the freezing temperatures and snowfall.
#4. Home improvement for a stress-free winter
These steps, will help lower your utility bills and protect your investment. To keep the anxiety due to protection, here are top home improvements to keep homes most well-designed and cozy throughout the snowy months:
- Service Heating System: The furnace should be inspected, cleaned and maintained per manufacturer’s recommendations. Consider having your thermostat replaced with a programmable one. Bleed the valves of your water heater.
- Get Fireplace Ready Before Winter Arrives: It is important that this build-up be periodically removed to avoid chimney fires. To keep out many different types of birds have a screen or cap installed on top of the chimney.
- Winterize Lawn: Winterizing the lawn will mainly be made up of home improvements that are focused on cleaning and fix-ups. Practically by doing these stuff, it will be easier before winter without the hassles of snow and inconveniences of the icy freeze.
- Roofing and Gutters: Always inspects the roof for bald spots and damaged shingles, gaps along flashes especially between siding and vent joints, moldy and damp spots, and broken mortar around the chimney. Without any problem on roofing, no leak will seep through the house and the water runoff will then flow into the gutters which will then lead away from the foundation to avoid water damages.
Every step requires you to plan and include personal add-ons, so there really is no the reason to go beyond the amount of money you have planned to spend.
Keep these steps in mind and prepare your home for winter.
Stop by Harrington & Company today to find all of the materials that you need to keep your house protected this winter season.