Prepare Your Home for Frigid Temperatures
As the weather starts to cool in the autumn months, many homeowners tackle winterizing projects to ensure that their homes are weather-ready for coller temperatures. The best way to undertake these projects is to start by taking a walk around your home and assessing what needs to be done. Consider inspecting the following areas:
Cleaning Gutters: When water backs up in clogged gutters, it can begin to seep into homes and silently cause extreme damage. The best way to prevent this potential disaster is to clean out their gutters during the fall.
Checking Doors: Check your doors and windows for missing weather stripping. Also, make sure that door sweeps are not damaged and are aligned properly to block drafty air.
Inspecting Roof: While on the roof, examine your chimney for missing mortar, cracks and structural problems, as damage in your chimney or fireplace can lead to dangerous carbon monoxide buildup in your home. Also, ensure that your damper is working correctly and has a tight seal. Your chimney cap should be snug as well.
Insurance Check: Enjoy the cooler weathers without the worry of drastic problems the colder weather can bring. Go through your house and make sure all your upgrades are insured for the correct amount. Holiday decorating with fire places, electrical cords and candles can cause more damage than you think.
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Highly consider the tips above as the cooler weather will come quicker than you think!