At Impact Home Solutions, we’re experts in home improvement and know exactly what it takes to winter proof your home.
Here are some tips from us on how to winter proof your home:
1. Inspect your roof and gutters
One of the most important things you can do to winter proof your home is to make sure your roof and gutters are in good condition. Check for any missing shingles or damage and repair or replace them as needed. Also, clean out your gutters so they’re free of leaves and other debris. This will help prevent ice dams from forming and causing damage to your roof.
2. Caulk & weatherstrip around doors & windows
Another way to prevent heat loss and drafts is to caulk and weatherstrip around doors and windows. Check for any gaps or cracks and seal them with caulk or weatherstripping. This will help keep warm air inside your home and cold air out.
3. Insulate your attic
Another important area to insulate is your attic. If your attic isn’t properly insulated, heat can escape through the roof and cause your energy bills to increase. Add insulation to your attic to keep heat in and save money on your energy bills.
4. Drain & disconnect outdoor hoses
Be sure to drain and disconnect all outdoor hoses before the cold weather hits. Once the water freezes, it can expand and cause the hose to burst, which can lead to expensive repairs.
5. Cover or remove outdoor furniture
If you have any outdoor furniture, it’s important to cover it or bring it inside before the first frost. Outdoor furniture can be damaged by freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall.
By taking a few simple steps, you can winter proof your home and protect it from the elements. Contact Impact Home Solutions if you need help with any of these tasks – we’re happy to help!