Easy Winter Preparation Checklist for Your Home
Your home needs attention. Protect your house because it’s a valuable thing. To prepare for winter here are some things you need to do now:
Add or replace worn weather stripping around the doors and windows and caulk any gaps. If the gaps between siding and window or door frames are bigger than the width of a nickel, you need to reapply exterior caulk. This can decrease heating bills by up to 30%
Make sure your deck is protected too. To find out if you need to seal your deck , simply pour some water on it. If the water beads up then your deck is good . If the wood absorbs the water you need to seal your deck.
Install storm doors and storm windows. By doing that you can improve heating efficiency by up to 45%
Check and repair damaged , loose or missing shingles that may cause leaks during storm. •check your roof vents and flashing. Holes or cracks in roof flashing can lead to water penetration inside your home.
Apply sealant to wood fences
Air seal your home . Seal where two different building materials meet. Insulate you attic adequately. And the Basement too.
Seal gaps and replace damaged siding.
Clean out gutters : clogged gutters can back up against the house and damage roofing, siding and trim. Make sure your gutters are clear of leaves and debris from trees, such as small sticks.
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