Winterize as You Start Planning Your Home for Winter with These Reliable Tips
While winter is still months away, depending on where you live, this is a great time to plan ahead and see how you can start winterizing your home now. There is much work to be done and yearly checks to make so see what you can do to get a head start on winterization.
Ways to Winterize Your Home
Winterization is an important yearly task. Here are some of the top winterization steps you can take around the home.
- Turn off, disconnect, and seal outside faucets and hoses.
- Cover air conditioner and units.
- Seal cracks in the driveway to prevent damage over winter.
- Use a flashlight and long-handled screwdriver to check for wood rot and dry rot in the house.
- Check for leaks in bathrooms, kitchens, and around the perimeter of the home.
- Check for drafts and fix or install weather stripes, and plastic as needed.
- Check gutters for leaks or blockage.
- Have your furnace, chimney, boiler, and more checked before the heat is turned on every year.
Checking for things such as leaks or the tell-tale signs of rot such as discoloration, odor, and softness in wood in the structure of your home is important to locate and fix. Any leaks during the winter can cause damage to your home with ice, increase the risk of burst pipes, worsening leaks, and more. It’s beneficial to get ahead on winterization every year to lessen your chance for these risks.
Follow this list of tips to get your home ready for winter. Winterization is important to do every year, but if you need help, local craftspeople are always ready to lend a helping hand if you cannot check your gutters or get into the crawl spaces of your home.
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