Winterization is something every home owner needs to consider. Getting your home ready for winter is important no matter where you live, whether you need to prepare for heavy rains and wind storms or freezing temperatures and feet of snow. Keeping your home safe and comfortable for your family is made easier by paying attention to key features that are susceptible to winter weather changes.
When the storms and foul weather of winter arrive, you’ll want to know that your home is prepped to meet any challenge. Winterizing will prevent problems and improve efficiency, saving you time and money all season long.
There are specific areas of your home you need to look at.
Exterior: Check your gutters, siding, roof and chimney. Clean your gutters, check your siding and roof for obvious areas of repair and have your chimney cleaned by a professional.
Plumbing: Check your outdoor spigots and pipes. Make sure they are insulated properly.
Drafts: Check your seals around doors and windows. Replace any that are worn to prevent air leakage and an increase in heating cost.