Winter is coming, and you know what that means. Snow, ice, and bitter cold wreak havoc on our homes. There are a few home renovation projects that are essential to prepare your house for the winter ahead. Here are a few we feel are crucial.
Repair the Roof
Getting your home ready for winter should start at the top, and that’s your roof. Leaky roofing can cause a myriad of problems that will cost you a fortune. While a roof is a big job, securing that from leaks will save you money in the long run. Our professionals will be more than happy to come out and check your roof for leaks.
If your windows are old and drafty, it’s a good idea to replace them before the winter. Drafty windows not only let the cold air and moisture inside, but they also cause your heating bills to skyrocket. Just like roofing, new windows are a great way to save money in the long run.
We have a myriad of window selections for all types of homes. Give us a call if you have drafty windows, and we’ll send a representative out to discuss your options right away.
Check the Siding
If you have siding, it’s a great idea to make sure it’s sealed well before the winter. New siding should be fine, but you may have moved into a new home with siding that’s more than a decade old. If your situation resembles the latter, give us a call. Our experts can let you know what to expect from your siding this winter.
Have your furnace checked by a professional to make sure it’s running well. There’s nothing worse than having your furnace putter out on you in the middle of a snowstorm. Preparation is worth a pound of cure.
How is the insulation in your home? If you aren’t sure, it may be a good idea to have a professional check that out as well. This is one more way to keep the cold out and the heat in your home this winter.
It’s a great idea to either hire professionals or take some time to prep your lawn and garden for the upcoming frost. Aerate, fertilize, clean up any debris, and even lay down some mulch. If you have an irrigation system, be sure to winterize it before the temperature drops.
Have Your Snow Removal System Ready
There are so many ways to rid your sidewalks of snow. You might shovel, hire a company, or use a snowblower. No matter what you use, be prepared. Do you shovel? Get some snowmelt ready to make your chore easier. Is your snowblower working? Maybe you should check it out now, so you aren’t surprised during a blizzard.
As you can see, there is a recurrent theme in all our suggestions. Preparing for the winter is one of the best things you can do for your home and pocketbook. All the tips we’ve given you today are essential for winter preparation. Give us a call, and we can discuss the best course of action for your home.