The Look for your Home: Get Prepped for Winter
Dec 14, 2016 02:00PM ● Published by Cate Reynolds
In order to help keep your home warm, cozy, and clean throughout the winter months, follow these seven tips to get started:
Check the RoofWith warm days dwindling, it’s never too early to look over your roof for damaged shingles or other various problems. Because winter brings along cold weather and plenty of precipitation, cracks in the roof can cause major issues down the road. If heights and ladders aren’t your thing, try using binoculars from ground level to check things out.
Clean the GuttersAfter the trees shake loose of their leaves throughout the fall, it’s always imperative to keep the gutters clean of debris. If your gutters fill up with leaves and other junk, the runoff from rain and snow has nowhere to go except in unwanted crevices in your roof.
Seal Leaks around Windows and DoorsCaulk is a cheap, simple solution to one of winter’s most annoying little habits—sending cold drafts into your house. Look closely as you check around windows and doors for small cracks then carefully seal up the problem.
Keep Out Sand and SnowRather than sweeping and vacuuming your entryway every evening, place rugs and storage bins close to your front door, garage and any other entrance to the home so that you and your guests don’t track sand and snow into the house when inclement weather hits.
Stock Up on Winter GearUnfortunately, it’s impossible to know exactly what each winter will bring. Rather than trying to fight the elements on a snowy day to find salt for your sidewalk or a new shovel to clear the driveway, stock up on these items and other winter essentials long before Mother Nature strikes.
Winter can be a pain, especially for homeowners, but staying on top of your preparation and being ready for cold weather’s reach can help make snow season easier to handle. For more tips to get your home ready for winter, visit elivingtoday.com.