How To Winter-Proof Your Home

Ready Your Home For Winter

When the winter weather hits, it‘s important to make sure your home is ready.

Here are some tips from the experts at Secure Construction to help you maintain your exterior and keep your home looking its best all season long:

1. Keep your gutters clean.

This is one of the most important things you can do to protect your home from water damage. Clogged gutters can cause water to back up and seep into your home, leading to serious problems like mold and rot.

2. Inspect your roof.

Snow and ice can wreak havoc on your roof, so it‘s important to have it inspected regularly. If you see any damage, call a professional right away to have it repaired.

3. Keep your walkways and driveways clear.

Ice and snow can make your walkways and driveways dangerous. Keep them clear of debris and salt them regularly to prevent slips and falls.

4. Protect your plants.

Snow and ice can damage your plants, so it‘s important to take steps to protect them. Cover them with burlap or frost cloths, and water them regularly to keep them from drying out.

5. Keep your windows clean.

Snow and ice can make it difficult to see out of your windows. Keep them clean so you can see clearly and stay safe. Replace them if you can’t clean them.

6. Check your doors and windows.

Make sure your doors and windows are properly sealed to keep out the cold air. If you feel a draft, call a professional to have it fixed.

7. Inspect your fireplace and chimney.

If you have a fireplace, make sure to have it inspected before you use it. A professional can clean it and make sure it‘s safe to use.

8. Be prepared for power outages.

Winter weather can often lead to power outages. Be prepared by stockpiling food and water, and having a backup generator on hand.

By following these tips, you can rest assured that your home will be safe and sound all winter long. Be sure to call the experts at Secure Construction for all of your exterior, roofing, bathroom, and outdoor living needs. We‘re always here to help!