WINTER HOME MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST
There is no doubt about it, winter is coming – are you ready? The combination of precipitation, heavy winds, and freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on the interior and exterior of your home. A little preventative home maintenance this winter can reduce energy costs, prevent expensive disasters, and spot future repairs. To make sure you’re ready for the colder months ahead, review this checklist of common problems.
CHECK YOUR HEATING SYSTEM:
Schedule routine maintenance for your home heating systems. Replace filters, according to Energy Star this should be replaced at least every 3 months.
INSPECT YOUR ROOF:
On the exterior of your home look for loose or missing shingles. Take care of any roof leaks or small repairs. Remove any debris from your roof. Inspect flashings, and make sure everything is sealed properly. You can also inspect your attic for any evidence of leaks and wood coming loose. Take advantage of our free roof inspections.
CLEAN YOUR GUTTERS:
Clogged gutters can lead to major issues like ice dams, loosened gutters, and interior water damage. Make sure to clean your gutters and downspouts and clear them of any leaves and/or debris. Trim back trees away from house. We offer leaf guard to help keep your gutters clean, and gutter and downspout replacement. Call us today for an estimate.
Check that all doors, windows vents, and fans are properly air sealed. Drafts can lead to uncomfortable indoor environments and higher heating costs. Applying caulk around the window trim to seal off any drafts or applying window film to cover windows. Another option is to install weatherstripping around edges of doors and windows to create a tight seal.
Disconnect garden hoses, turn off outdoor faucets, and drain sprinkler systems to prevent pipes from bursting.
LET US HELP YOU
Considering this checklist can help provide information so you can be ready for the cold winter months ahead. Keep your home warm and efficient. However, sometimes seasons throw us curveballs we simply can’t plan for so connect with a trusted, professional contractor like A. Caspersen Company Inc. for help with anything you are unable to handle yourself.