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Maintenance Tips to Prep Your Home for Colder Months

Summer is over and the leaves on your trees are starting to change color. This means it is also time for you to start preparing your home for the colder months coming.

Before winter starts and potential snowstorms start to form, you should get some things under control in and around the house before the weather makes it difficult for you to do so. There are a few things you really need to do to ensure the comfort of your family in the coming winter months. Here are some of them:

  • Have your heater checked and serviced – nobody wants to wake up in the middle of the night because their heating system suddenly broke down. Freezing weather is not just uncomfortable - it can also bring about illnesses that can debilitate you and your family. Having your heating system checked and maintenanced before winter arrives will help you keep your home warm all season long.
  • Clean your gutters of debris – one thing some people neglect to do before snow falls and end up regretting a little too late is the cleaning their gutters. When you don’t clean your gutters before the cold months start, you stand the chance of developing ice dams in them. This can lead to leaks in your home when the ice melts, which can then lead to water damage.
  • Check your roof for loose and damaged shingles – another possible source of leaks and water damage when the snow falls is when your roof has damaged and lose shingles on it. Inspect your roof for these and have them repaired or replaced to prevent leaking and the water damage that comes with it.
  • Check windows and doors for drafts and gaps – when your windows and doors are drafty, you will find your energy bills spiking over the cold winter months. This is because your heater has to work twice as hard to keep your home warm. You can prevent this by checking for drafts and having these fixed ahead of time.

Taking care of these issues before the first snowflake drops will help you keep your home in Connecticut and the surrounding New England areas comfortable and warm. To help with the repairs and maintenance your home needs before the cold months begin, you should get in touch with a company that can do all of this and more. At For-U-Builders, we are the company you can trust with your window replacements, roofing repairsgutter services, and other home improvement needs. We can also help you improve your home’s energy efficiency with our insulation services.

Contact us today and get your home ready for the colder months. Get in touch with us at 203-349-6468 where our friendly operators are waiting for your call.