Suffice to say that we are all afraid of winter. We all love the warmth and sun of summer but when the chills of the winter come calling, everybody wants to retreat into their bunkers and take it real slow. However, if you prepare for this season early on, you won’t have to worry about gritting your teeth for three straight months.
Here are ideas on how you can get your house ready for the winter:
Find some firewood
If you have a fireplace, then you need to pile up a great deal of firewood. You will need to save what you get in a clean, dry shed because it won’t be so easy to get as much as a dry twig when the rain starts falling.
Take care of the heating
Winter naturally comes with a cold calling card, so the heating expenses will definitely rise. To avoid that, call in some professionals to insulate your entire home. Areas of concern will be crawlspaces, windows and basements. If possible, plug any potential leaking point for wind, water or moisture. Make sure to throw in some caulking where it matters. It might be a good idea to get a local heating engineer to come over and service your heating to make sure you are ready for the winter.
Call in a tree expert
Winters will mostly feature the attendant storms, and trees almost always succumb to this weather. You are going to need to have an arborist walk around your compound, inspecting tress and branches that could fall on buildings during storms or heavy winds. Have the problem handled long before weather takes care’ of things.
Take care of your roof
Weakened shingles will become the source of a problem as soon as the storms start coming in. You need to perform a thorough inspection of the roof to make sure that there are no areas of weakness that can become a source of leaks, rust or even accidents. Think ahead and avoid last minute rushes.
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