Getting your home ready for winter doesn’t have to be a chore and it certainly doesn’t have to be stressful. It can be hard to come out of a blissfully carefree summer season and step right into the frigid northern air, but as any Michigander will tell you…it comes with the territory. While you’re packing away the summer shorts and embracing your thermal layers once again, you may also be wondering what it will take to get your home ready for winter. In this blog we’ll walk you through some basic steps that will ensure a happy and safe winter season for you and your home.
You don’t want freezing pipes in your house. Freezing pipes are perhaps one of the greatest concerns of any homeowner during the colder months. If your pipes freeze, they could eventually burst, causing thousands of dollars in water damage and loss of material possessions. You can easily prevent this tragic occurrence with a few maintenance tips. For one, make sure your home is properly insulated. Insulation throughout your home will significantly help protect your pipes from the elements but could also save you money in utility bills. Keep your thermostat at a comfortable level throughout the winter to help regulate the temperature. Things like keeping your garage door closed and letting a trickle of water through your faucet can also help. If you’re worried your pipes might freeze, talk to a professional for further assistance.
Insulation & Windows
Now’s the time to make sure your home is properly insulated for winter. For one, having the appropriate insulation will end up saving you money long term. Insulation is a key component to protecting you and your home during the winter months.
Pack up Gear
With cooler temperatures coming and winter on its way, now’s the time to pack up your summer gear like lawn mowers, weedwhackers, and leaf blowers. It’s a good idea to also leave a capful of oil in your mower to keep the parts oiled, but make sure you unplug your spark plug first.
Gutters & Roof
Now’s the time to have your gutters are roof checked, especially before winter storms start coming our way. We suggest taking a weekend to clean out your gutters and remove any debris from your roof. Take a good look at your roof and look for missing shingles or anything out of the norm. You could always call a professional roofing business like Roof Advance to come take a look at your roof. We’ll make sure your roof is in good working order, just in time for winter.
These are just a few of the many ways you can get your home prepped and ready for winter. What’s on your weekend agenda? How are you preparing your home for winter? We’d love to hear from you! Roof Advance works hard to make sure you get the best quality roofing job for your home. We know your home is important to you and as our customers, it’s also important to us. If you’re in the market for a new roof or roof repair, you can count on our Ann Arbor roofing business to provide for all your needs.
Roof Advance has been family owned and operated for over 20 years. During that time, we’ve worked hard to make sure each and every roofing job is done with accuracy and quality. We believe in offering dependable services to our community and strive to offer the best roofing work possible. Schedule your free estimate today and get your home winter ready.