Winter is coming! The air is getting colder around you, the leaves are changing colors and falling from the trees. There’s a certain crispness in the air that signals snow will be on its way soon. If you don’t prepare your home for winter now, it can lead to unnecessary expenses later when everything breaks down because of the cold weather. This blog post will give you some tips on how to prepare your home for winter so that it doesn’t go all wonky come December.
Clean the attic, basement and crawl spaces in your home for winter. These areas are often forgotten by homeowners, but they have a tendency to flood when it snows or rains heavily in the winter months – creating an indoor swimming pool effect that can cause mold problems throughout the whole house.
Clear any roof overhangs of snow or ice before heavy winds blow them onto your roof’s surface where they will surely slide off under their own weight later on (causing water leaks).
You may be wondering why you should care about clearing away leaves from gutters if there is only one layer left at this point? Well, during wet weather conditions like we’re experiencing right now
A winter is coming and with it comes all the cold, snow, ice, and other weather conditions that can turn your home into a house of horrors. The key to surviving the winter as stress-free as possible is preparation. You don’t want to be left scrambling when you’re trying to get out of bed in order to start a fire or find an extra blanket for your loved ones. I’ll walk you through some easy tips on what steps you should take this fall so that come winter time you can enjoy yourself while sitting by the fireplace instead of worrying about how much work will have to be done once it’s over!
The first step to preparing your home for the winter is making sure you have plenty of firewood. If you’re going to be without heat, then having a source of warmth will help keep you and any guests safe from the cold. I recommend stocking up on firewood before it gets too cold out so that once the snow starts falling you’ll know what’s expected of you in order to keep everyone warm and cozy. The second step would be checking windows for drafts or cracks anywhere around them because those can let in unwanted air which could lead to frostbite or even hypothermia if left unchecked. Don’t forget about chimneys! Make sure they are clear all year round so when the time comes where there’s no more wood available.
As winter approaches, it’s important to prepare your home for the cold season. Here are a few tips on how to do so!
1) Clean up any fallen leaves from around the foundation of your home or porch area. These can clog gutters and cause leaks in the roof during heavy rain storms. 2) Install storm windows if you don’t already have them. This will help keep drafts out of your house during colder months when you’re not inside as often. 3) Make sure that all of your chimneys are clear and free of buildup before winter begins, this will prevent fires from happening due to lack of proper air flow coming into the fireplace while burning wood or other combustible fuel sources inside the fireplace grate. 4) If you have an attic, make sure the insulation is still in place and the vents are clear. This will help keep warm air inside your home during winter time when it’s cold outside.
The winter season is coming, and most homeowners are not prepared for the cold. It’s time to make sure your home is ready for winter with these five steps:
1) Get a weatherproof door seal. 2) Put up storm windows on the south side of your house. 3) Clean out gutters and downspouts from leaves or snow clogs that could lead to water damage. 4) Get rid of any shrubs close enough to touch the siding on your house – they can cause mold problems during colder months by blocking ventilation and trapping moisture against siding surfaces 5) Check caulking around doors, windows, bathtubs, sinks and toilets for cracks or gaps that might let in cold air
Tips for a Winter-Ready Home: Clean up any fallen leaves from around the foundation of your home or porch area; Install storm windows if you don’t already have them; Make sure that all chimneys are clear and free of buildup before winter begins so fires won’t happen due to lack of proper air flow coming into the fireplace while burning wood or other combustible fuel sources inside the fireplace grate; If you have an attic, make sure the insulation is still in place and vent covers are not blown off by strong winds so heat can’t escape; Be sure to keep your fireplace damper closed and the flue pipe open so heat doesn’t escape up the chimney when you are not actively using the fireplace.