For many of us, the cold weather can be much fun! After all, there's skiing and snowboarding to do. At the same time, those of us that prefer the indoors can cozy up with a big mug of hot chocolate and some marshmallows. However, whatever way you wish to spend the winter months, one thing remains constant - the need to make sure your home is as warm and comfortable before the snow, sleet, wind, or rain hits. A topic you can learn all about in the post below.
Clean out your gutters
Before the bad weather hits, you must take the time to clean out your guttering. When you get up there, you are likely to find that your gutters are full of debris, including leaves. Unfortunately, when left uncleared, such things will block up your gutters, cause leaks, and reduce your drainage's effectiveness. Something that, in the worst-case scenario, means you could end up with damp in your house.
The good news is that once you have cleared out all the debris from your gutters, you can reduce the chance of the same thing happening again by installing guards. These are usually made from wire mesh and protect your guttering from leaves. Such guards also protect from birds making their nests there when the spring rolls around.
Fix your roof
Bad weather can mean anything from a drop in temperature to torrential rain and even snow. Of course, whatever the type of bad weather you are expecting, you will want your roof to be able to protect you from it.
That is why the second task you need to do before winter sets in is to check and fix your roof. Indeed, this task may not even be as dramatic as fixing a large hole but instead checking for loose tiles that could come off during a storm.
One of the biggest problems with fixing roofs is that not many people like working at heights. After all, few of us have the needed experience or the necessary safety equipment to do roof work. The good news is that professionals like Affordable Home Services have all of these things. They even offer high-quality roofing materials and worry-free installation, too, so you can be sure your roof will survive the winter and keep your family warm when the weather turns.
Check your heating
If you and your family are totally fine being freezing once the bad weather rolls in, you can ignore this next task. However, if you would rather spend the colder months being toasty and warm, it's vital that you check your heating before you need to use it on a daily basis.
Of course, the check you will do will depend on the type of heating system you have. In some places, central gas heating is standard, and this means both the boiler and the radiators will need to be checked.
However, if you have a hot air system, it's a matter of checking and cleaning the vents and ducts to make sure that it works as efficiently. If you want to be ready by the time the nasty weather rolls in?!
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.