The temperature is continuing to drop and that can mean only one thing: winter is coming! Don’t let the cold weather sneak up on you. Take the time now to make sure your home is prepared for those long, cold months ahead. Here are a few things that you should do around the house to ensure that you are ready for the upcoming months.
Clean Your Gutters
When the leaves are falling, odds are a few of them are going to end up in your gutters. This can cause your gutters to clog, making them ineffective. Clogged gutters can lead to potentially expensive water damage to your home. However, you can avoid expensive repairs by taking the time to clean out your gutters before winter hits. If you do notice any issues with your gutters, please contact Bachman’s to get a free gutter inspection.
Get Your Windows Ready
If you have any cracks or holes in your windows, now is the time to get those taken care of. The cold air entering your home can lead to higher energy bills, which during the already busy holidays is an avoidable hassle. Fogged insulated glass is a sure sign that your windows may need to be inspected.
Inspect Your Roof
When the temperature starts to drop, heat escaping your home can melt and refreeze ice and snow on your roof, leading to ice dams. Ice dams can then cause drain blockages and lead to the weakening of your roof, putting your home at risk. If your roof shows signs of wear and is letting heat escape, call the certified specialists at Bachman’s Roofing to inspect it.
Protecting Your Home’s Siding
Does your home tend to look extra dirty after the winter months? This is a common issue, as mold, mildew, and algae tend to build up on outdoor surfaces during the colder months. To prevent this from affecting your siding, it’s important to wash the exterior of your home before winter hits. Power washing or scrubbing is a great way to do this, depending on the surface. This will ensure that your home is clean before mold or mildew have a chance to grow. If your siding has experienced too many harsh winters over the years and you opt to replace it, Bachman’s siding specialists will help you to choose the right vinyl siding pattern and color to go with your home’s look and feel.
Prepare Your Basement
With the inevitable changes in the weather approaching, it is likely that you will be spending more time indoors. Making sure your basement is prepared for the cold weather is a key step to take to avoid potentially expensive repairs. To help prepare your basement, you can make sure it’s waterproof, check humidity levels, ensure pipes are wrapped and ducts are insulated. Or, if you are thinking about turning an unfinished basement into a living space, Bachman’s can make that thought a reality.
Bachman’s Roofing, Building and Remodeling, Inc. wants to make sure that you are prepared for the upcoming winter months. We know firsthand how important it is to take proper care of your home and the potential damages that can occur without necessary maintenance. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, exceptional products, and expert installations. For more information about Bachman’s Roofing and their services, please call 1-800-922-5818 or visit BachmansRoofing.com.