With the extra snow, rain, and ice winter brings it’s vital that your home is fully prepared for the excess moisture. By preparing the four main points of your home, you can help ensure that your home isn’t subject to damage from the wet weather.
Before winter begins, it’s time to do a thorough check to see if the doors and windows of your home have any cracks or leakage issues. Not only can these let water in, but they may be letting your heating out, resulting in higher energy bills and a less comfortable home. When necessary, be sure that caulking and weather stripping is in good repair. Check that doors and windows do not stick, as this can be a sign of swelling due to moisture or an issue with the door that may be allowing water to come in.
If there are any cracks or opening in your brick or siding, it’s time to call a specialist. Areas of your home where utilities, vents, and wires are coming in should be carefully checked to ensure that they are fully sealed. Additionally, make sure that no plants and bushes are touching the sides of your home. Not only can these allow destructive pests to have easier access, but they may be trapping moisture too close to your home.
There are several aspects of your roof that it is essential to check before winter gets underway. To start, any loose or missing shingles must be replaced and repaired. Next, be sure that the space of your roof near any vents and chimneys is fully sealed and secure. Ensuring that any overhanging tree branches are removed is critical to preventing damage and leaks. When possible, having a yearly check by a professional to ensure that your roof is ready for winter is a great way to keep track of your roof and prevent leaks and water damage all in one.
Drainage features like gutters and downspouts are an integral part of your homes drainage system. Ensuring that these work properly is critical to ensuring that water is moved away from your home rather than falling it its foundation. Regular cleaning and repairs are needed to be sure all water is free-flowing.
Since 1979, Phil DiBello Family Roofing has been proudly installing roofs, siding, gutters for homeowners in Howard County as well as Baltimore and Carroll County. Call us today at 410-752-ROOF (7663) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free estimate and let us know how our family and make your family’s home needs our top priority! Remember to follow us Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ to stay up to date on everything DiBello Roofing.
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