5 Ways to Ready Your
Home for Winter
As the famous Christmas Carol goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Coupled with the magic of the season, is the harsh winter weather. Freezing temperatures, ice, wind and snow can pose a direct threat to your home. Is your home ready to be your winter retreat? Now is the time to find out!
Here are five popular and sensible ways to get your home ready for the winter:
1. Button down the Hatches!
Harsh weather can happen all year long. Was your home exposed to strong windstorms throughout the year? You may have loose or missing shingles, loose gutters and/or shutters. Any mature trees on your property may need trimming to prevent potential damage. It’s a good idea to start with an exterior inspection of your home before the change in the weather. An exterior home inspection will assure your home is safe, secure and protected from the elements.
2. Keep Jack Frost Away!
Could your home benefit from replacement windows or doors? Drafty windows and doors are the primary way heat is lost from your home.
Your attic should also be inspected to assure it is insulated properly. A blanket of insulation may do the trick to cut your heating bill significantly! Your home’s plumbing should be inspected to assure it is insulated properly to prevent damage caused by frozen, bursting pipes. Our versatile contracting services allow us to meet all of your specific project needs.
3. Light up Your Life!
Brighten your home and surroundings with updated lighting. It’s wise to evaluate your space and determine if you need task lighting in the work areas in your home. Perhaps your home needs soft lighting added to the areas your family tends to gather. Consider adding exterior lighting for safety and to emphasize the exterior features of your home. Add to the spirit of your neighborhood and outfit your home with Holiday lighting for all to enjoy.
4. Give Your Home a Face Lift!
Whether it’s adding shutters or replacing siding, it’s sure to add value to your home.
If your home has a wooden deck, it may be time to clean, sand and reseal it. Assure your walkways are clear and your driveway is sealed and maintained.
Once the weather hits, it’s time to focus your home improvement plan on the interior of your home. Allow us to assist you in developing a plan to make the most of the blustery winter days with interior projects.
Your dream kitchen awaits! Expand your home by getting your basement finished! Refresh the look of your home with a new paint palate! Whatever projects you choose, they will surely bring you enjoyment to carry you through the winter blues.
5. Keep Moving Forward!
Sometimes it’s more inviting to stay bundled up on those cold winter days, reading a good book and drinking a cup of hot chocolate. Stay on track by keeping a log of your plans and review it for any necessary changes before starting again after the thaw of the season. Think about any landscaping jobs you may want to have completed and we'll help make your plans a reality.
Before you know it, spring will be here and you’ll be re-energized to start on your remaining projects.