Now that fall is officially here, it is time to prepare your home for the winter season. Although summertime seems like it would be the best season to undertake construction-related projects, fall is an excellent time to complete those larger projects you may have. The temperature is mild, and you do not tend to experience as extreme weather as you may in any other season- whether heat or cold. You will also be spending more time indoors as the weather gets colder, so it is important to properly prepare so that you can get the most out of your home this winter.
One of the biggest reasons to have any project completed by the end of fall is to make sure your home is ready for any extreme winter weather that may be approaching.
Damage to your home’s roof caused by issues such as missing or broken shingles will only worsen during the winter months with the harsher weather conditions, so it is a good idea to complete these repairs before the temperature drops.
Gaps between siding and window or door frames are extremely important areas to address. Check to see that these gaps are less than the width of a nickel. If they are larger, you will need to re-caulk in order to keep your heating bill lower and keep the winter weather outside where it belongs.
If your gutters are full of debris, water can back up against the house and damage roofing, siding and wood trim, as well as cause leaks in your home and create ice dams.
To keep bills even lower as you heat your home this winter, and to keep pests looking for a warm space out, it may be time for new insulation. Most of the time, the insulation in your attic and other parts of the house is the same insulation the house was built with. To keep moisture, pests, and drafts outside, check to see if it is time to replace your home’s insulation.
Northern Craft is dedicated to providing the best service possible. Contact us today to discuss the details of preparing your family’s home for this upcoming winter.