Prepare for Colder Months with Home Maintenance

Prepare for Colder Months with Home Maintenance

When leaves on the trees start to change colors, you know that the colder months of the year are upon us. It won’t be long until it is freezing and the problems that come with cold weather make your home more difficult to maintain. To prevent any major issues, you should prepare your home for the winter months before they arrive.

Just like you would prepare yourself for winter by removing jackets, boots, and stocking caps from their summer storage location, you should do the same for your home. Prepare it for the cold winter 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 stop working on a cold winter 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 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.

Insulate your pipes

  • Clean your gutters – If you don’t clean your gutters before the first freezing precipitation falls, you might find yourself dealing with ice dams and leaks that can flood your attic and cause blockages that will be difficult to clear. Before the bad weather hits, remove any debris from your gutters and install gutter shields if you can, to help keep debris from clogging your gutters and downspouts.
  • Insulate your pipes – If you don’t want the water in your pipes to freeze, and you want to prevent flooding and water damage due to burst pipes, insulating your pipes is important. 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 top condition during these cold months is to install new windows that can better retain heat repel cold, ensuring 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 can help you do all of this, and much more, to keep your home in peak condition the whole year-round.

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