Ways to prepare your gutters, windows and roof for winter

Winter has already shown up in the way of icy temperatures and snow, but it’s not too late to prepare your gutters, windows and roof for the months ahead!

Preparing your gutters, windows and roof for winter is important and something that shouldn’t be skipped each year. By doing a little prep work, you can protect your home and keep your family safe, dry and warm this year.

So, what can you do?

Here are a few tips from the gutters, windows and roof experts at Feazel. Read on:

Gutters

With gutters, winter protection means keeping them clear and in good working order. So that means you need to make sure they aren’t clogged. Make sure they are free of debris and blockages before winter hits. If you are like most people and you dislike (or are unable to) clean your gutters, consider installing gutter guards to prevent debris from even getting in there in the first place.

Next, make sure your gutters aren’t sagging, have loose, damaged or missing parts and are properly aligned to draw water away from your home.

Windows

Drafty windows can cost you: Both in the comfort level of your home and in your pocketbook. Now is the time to make sure your windows aren’t working against you!

Take some time to do a quick inspection on your windows. Can you feel cold air coming in? Are they broken or damaged?

If your windows are more than 25 years old, consider new replacement windows. More efficient windows will save you in the long run!

If new windows aren’t in the budget, make sure they are properly sealed.

Roof

First things first: Get your roof inspected by a professional. A roofing professional will be looking for damage and other issues that could cost you big down the road. Make sure to get the fixes in place ASAP!

You should also make sure there isn’t any debris on your roof and that trees and shrubs are well-trimmed and not touching it.

Feazel Inc.

If you have questions or concerns about your home’s winter readiness, visit our website today.