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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 complicate your home repair schedule, you should get some things under control in and around the house. 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:

Maintenance Tips to Prep Your Home for Colder Months

  • 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 also overlaps the cold and flu season, which can debilitate you and your family. Having your heating system checked and maintained before winter arrives will help you keep your home warm all winter long.
  • Clear your gutters of debris – One task people often neglect before the snow starts falling is to clean their gutters. When you don’t clean your gutters before winter starts, 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 – Loose shingles can be another source of leaks and water damage when the snow falls. Inspect your roof to make sure your shingles are secure and watertight. If not, repair or replace those that need attention.
  • Check windows and doors for drafts and gaps – When your windows and doors are drafty, your utility bills will spike during the winter months because your heater has to work harder to keep your home warm. You can prevent this by checking for drafts and having these fixed before winter arrives.

Taking care of these issues before the first snowflake falls will help you keep your home in Connecticut and the surrounding New England area 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.