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Is Your Home Winter-Ready?

Winter is fast approaching. If you haven’t already done so, it is time to go through your house and make sure it is ready for the inclement weather. Use this guide for three areas you don’t want to miss when getting winter-ready.

The Roof 

Your roof takes a lot of beatings during the winter, from the snow to hail, it is your first defense against the weather. What you may not realize, is that the build-up of snow can have dire consequences. Consider placing a snow roof system, or other method, to help you manage the snow on your roof before it gets too late. Whichever system you pick, you want to ensure you have a way to remove any heavy snow or ice to avoid any potential damage.

The Doors and Windows 

If you have noticed your heating bill is higher than normal, it could be because the doors and windows are leaking out the heat. Try walking around your house to look for any noticeable changes in temperature, as this could indicate a leak. When getting your doors and windows winter-ready, you need to catch any leaks or gaps first. Then seal those leaks and make sure these areas are working with your heating, either by winterizing them or replacing them with more weather appropriate ones.

The Pipes 

The last thing you want to deal with this year is a frozen pipe. This can lead to expensive and timely damage to your home. Get ahead of the game and get your pipes ready for winter today. First, take the time to note where you have pipes both in and out of your house. Then make note of their condition and whether any updates need to be made. All of this will save you time and money this winter.

This year make sure your home is winter-ready before it’s too late.