October 17, 2023

How to Get Your Home Winter Ready

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If you're a homeowner you probably want to make sure that your home is in the best shape for winter. With the winter season approaching you don't have much time and you need to take action right away if you want to prepare your home and make sure that it is in the best shape possible.
There's so much to do and so little time that you may feel overwhelmed by it all. However, there's no need for you to sit down and let this feeling overwhelm you. There are ways in which you can get your home looking its best in no time.

Get Heating Right
An important thing that you need to get right during the winter season is heating. You don't want to turn into a popsicle inside your own home. Unfortunately, when the heating is just not functioning correctly this is very possible.

You don't want this to be an issue when you have young children and older people in your home. It can have devastating consequences.

You will have to examine your furnace for dust. If you find dust replace the filter with a new one. If you're hearing squeaky or rumbling noises of any kind in your furnace then it's a good idea to get a professional to come and give it a thorough check. 

Get On Your Roof
If you don't know what your roof looks like it's time to find out, if you have a flat roof it's easy for you to just simply take a ladder and look at the condition of your roof. If things need repairing you can get materials from the clear amber shop.

If your roof has slopes it can be a bit more difficult. If you don't want to take a risk call a professional to come in and take a look at the roof.

If you need to repair sections of the roof or replace it all together now is the time to do so. You don't want your roof collapsing and caving in on you when snow and ice hit it.

Check Your Pipes
Nothing is worse than having frozen pipes during the winter and it's very much possible for this to happen. Don't wait for your pipes to freeze up, burst, and start chugging water all across your home like a broken dam.

This can have devastating consequences for the overall health of your home. Water damage can be significant and it could take thousands of dollars for you to recover.

In the very cold part of winter, it's always a good idea to leave your faucet slightly open so that water can flow through it. This will prevent pipes from freezing up.

Get Those Gutters
You should also be considering getting your gutters cleaned out right before the winter season hits full force. If your gutters are clogged you can expect water damage will not be too far behind.

You may also find that you have a creepy crawly problem, in that insects and rodents start to infest your gutters. This makes it impossible for water to flow freely, when it starts melting in the winter, this can be a disaster. You don't want it settling on your roof. This can lead to roof rot.

Get the Chimney and Fireplace Ready
You have to get your chimney and fireplace ready for the winter as quickly as you can. This is essential because you're going to need that warm fire, especially during the holiday season when everybody wants to be comfy and cozy by the fire enjoying family time.

The last thing you need is for a chimney and fireplace not to be working. Get the chimney sweep in to do just what their name suggests and sweep the chimney clean.

Getting your home ready for the winter season is something that you should prioritize. The last thing you want is to be shivering in your home, dealing with a roof that seems about to collapse, handling pipes that are bursting, or dealing with chimney problems.

It's not hard to see why it's important for you to make sure that you have your ducks in a row, right before the brutal winter season starts. Doing so will help you to maintain your home's curb appeal as well.

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