Tips For Getting Your House Ready For Winter
It may seem preemptive to start preparing your house for winter during the cool fall months when apple-picking, running through corn mazes, and exciting fall festivals sound much more fun. But unless you’ve adequately winterized your home, the cold Nevada weather can cause severe damage to your house. So, get a head start on your winter home maintenance list to keep your home warm and safe during the colder months that are just around the corner. Here are some tips on how to get your home ready for winter.
Unless you prefer a frigid winter inside your home, insulation is your best friend this season. Cold winter temperatures can skyrocket your energy bill and transform your cozy living room into a freezing white tundra. Before the temperature drops, ensure that your windows, doors, and entryways are insulated appropriately.
Trim Any Branches
Trimming an overgrown yard might seem like the last thing you want to do as the weather gets colder. However, all it takes is one strong winter storm to uproot one of your trees or send overhanging branches flying onto your roof. Make sure tree limbs and branches are at least three feet away from your home.
Service Your Fireplace
Ensure that your fireplaces and chimneys are thoroughly inspected and serviced before winter arrives. While this may seem like an expensive task on your winter to-do list, it is a necessity! Unkept bricks could allow water leaks, and an unserviced fireplace could pose a serious threat to your home if left unchecked.
Inspect Your Roof
Roof leaks are the bane of any homeowner’s existence, but seasoned homeowners know that a pre-winter inspection can save you thousands of dollars in the future. Whether you’re hiring a professional or doing it yourself, look out for the following:
- Any loose shingles
- Cracked caulk
- Rusted spots
- Masses of debris
- Worn rubber boots around vent pipes
- Clogged gutters
Stay ahead of the cold with these tips on properly winterizing your home – you’ll save on energy costs and any potential winter damage, and ensure that this upcoming Nevada winter will be a comfortable one! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.