It may just be fall right now, but that’s about to change soon, into… winter.
Getting ready for winter is important, especially for your home and protecting what’s most valuable to you. Obviously, winter is outside, but it will want to get inside, and that can cause damage you definitely don’t want.
Look around, inside and out, and check if the weather stripping is damaged, if there are cracks in the caulking, and gaps where gaps should not be. Can you hear the wind coming in the windows, or from around the windows? That’s not so bad right now, but when nasty weather strikes, that’s a different story. Get your windows in shape now, before winter arrives.
You can see some of your roof from the ground, but if take a close look, you might see some roofing repairs need to be done. Shingles might need to be replaced, areas around the chimney or vents that could use some plugging, or other general repairs that are a lot to do easier now rather than when it is zero degrees and icy. But be safe! If you aren’t an expert and able to inspect, hire someone to do it for you.
Grit, debris, leaves, and obstacles tossed up there from a windy day can build up. If winter strikes and your gutter has build up, it can create really expensive restoration work. If your gutter can’t drain, this might force melting ice into your home. Get a ladder and take a look. But just like with your roof, only do that if you are an expert. Hire it done if you aren’t.
No matter what you do, occasionally water, wind and ice can damage your home. Protect yourself and your home: Call your disaster restoration pro. After all, it pays to call a pro!
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