Prepare Your Home for Colder Months with Home Maintenance

When the leaves on the trees outside your home start to turn brown, orange, and yellow, and start to fall, you know that the colder months of the year are upon you. It won’t be long till it is freezing cold and the problems that come with such cold weather becomes difficult to take care of. To prevent any of these problems from happening, you should prepare your home for these colder months before they arrive.

Just like you would prepare yourself for fall and winter by taking out the jackets, shoes, and hats that you wear to keep warm, you should also do the same for your home. You should prepare it for the coming cold months by doing some maintenance work where it is needed. Here are some things to consider:

  • Check your heating system – the best time to have your heating system serviced is before the freezing weather begins. You don’t want your heater to suddenly die on you in the middle of a very cold night. Having it checked and serviced before autumn begins will ensure it is working properly and will help prevent this from happening.
  • Check your roof for damage – leaks can happen when snow starts to fall and melts on a damaged roof. Prevent this from occurring by ensuring that your roof is in tiptop condition. Replace any damaged and missing shingles, check your sheathing for damage, and make sure that there are no holes or leaks anywhere.
  • Clean your gutters – if you don’t clean your gutters before the first freezing precipitation falls, you might just find yourself dealing with ice dams and leaks that can flood your attic and cause you blockages that will be more difficult to handle. Remove any debris from your gutters and install gutter shields if you can, to help keep such debris from clogging up your gutters and downspouts.
  • Insulate your pipes – if you don’t want the water in your pipes to freeze over, and you want to prevent flooding and water damage due to burst pipes, insulating these should also be done. Make sure that your pipes are protected from the freezing weather before it is too late.

These are just a few of the things you should do when winter is coming. Other things you can do to help keep your home in North and South Carolina from freezing during these cold months is to install new windows that can better keep heat in and the cold out, and ensure that your home is properly insulated. You can also install new insulated siding on your home and have it evaluated for energy efficiency to find out if your HVAC system is working as efficiently as it should. Paradise Home Improvement is the company that can help you do this

Get ready for the cold autumn and winter months by contacting us at 844-261-5252 and we will gladly help you winterize your home for you.