As autumn and winter come around the corner, there are many exciting things to anticipate—Halloween, football, and the holiday season. But, in the swing of it all, be sure to perform the necessary maintenance on your home to ensure that it is ready for the change in weather. Here are three things to be aware of as the seasons change.
Insulating Your Home
Insulation plays a critical role in maintaining your home’s temperature year-round. In the summertime, your home’s insulation helps prevent the cooler air from escaping the house; in the winter, it prevents the warm air from rising out of the roof.
And while it can sometimes be easy to forget about insulation during the summertime, living in a poorly insulated house during the winter can be incredibly uncomfortable and costly. Insulation is crucial for keeping warm in your home. Check your insulation now before the cold sets in and becomes more of a stressor.
As cold weather approaches, pests that have been happy to live predominantly outdoors will be seeking shelter in your warm comfortable home. While you can start by ensuring that your window screens are functioning and by spraying around your home, think about other approaches to prevent pest infestations as well.
In fact, there are in-wall pest control solutions that can work more effectively than spraying outside. Incorporating an in-wall tube system into your home can help prevent pests from building up in your walls—the most difficult areas to reach. These tubes function by emitting small amounts of chemicals in your walls that subsequently kill any would-be pests.
Regardless of where you live, cold weather approaching generally brings somewhat problematic weather conditions. Whether you anticipate large amounts of snow, leaves, or rain, you’ll want to make sure your gutters are functioning properly. Gutters are essential in maintaining the integrity of your roof by channeling excess water from the roof down to the ground—this prevents leaks from forming.
You should invest some time in inspecting your drains for any build-up as well as for any areas where the gutter is broken or disconnected from the walls. Doing this will ensure that water doesn’t end up running down the side of your house, potentially causing problems.
Preparing your home for cold weather doesn’t have to be difficult. Start by implementing some of these suggestions and then go from there. Be sure to do your research about your area’s climate to ensure that your home is ready for the change in season.
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