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It is never too early to winterize your house! The end of summer is upon us. You might be getting ready to send your kids back to school, and even if you haven’t started to think about Christmas yet, you might be well aware that it’s not as far away as you’d like it to be, and that you haven’t got long to start saving and shopping. Halloween is just around the corner, and you might have already noticed leaves falling from the trees, even if the temperature where you live is still warm, clinging on to the last few weeks of summer.
While there’s plenty of fun things to get excited about just around the corner, there’s also colder weather to contend with. It might be time to start digging your winter wardrobe out or buying some new jumpers and winter boots ready. Cold weather can be fun. Kicking leaves in the park, jumping in muddy puddles or making snow angels can be great but, the colder weather can have some adverse effects on your property.
Whether we’re just talking about your house, or you’ve also got business premises to think about, cold weather and inclement conditions can cause costly damage and make you uncomfortable. In a business, this damage can lead to a loss of income, or custom. Here are some of the things that you can do now, to keep your home, or business, safe and warm this winter.
Check the roof to winterize your house
It’s fair to say that most of us don’t spend a lot of time on top of our roof. We know it’s there, keeping the rain out, but we don’t give it much thought, and you’d never know that there was a problem until it was too late. Often the first sign of a problem with your roofing is a steady drip or trickle of water after heavy rainfall.
Damage to your roof can let in cold air and water, it can increase your energy bills, and even a small issue can quickly get a lot worse. So, check it now. In a business, you might want to consider tpo roofing, which can cut energy costs and save you money. At home, it’s worth hiring someone to come around and check your roof out before cold weather hits.
Service your furnace
Your furnace is another thing that you take for granted. You might not have used it much over the warmer months. Then, winter comes, you turn it on, and it doesn’t work. Or, it works until there’s an unusually cold spell and you really need it. Get it serviced now before it’s too late and you’ll know that it will be there for you all winter.
Deal with any window damage
Window damage in the summer might not seem too important. Small cracks, damage to seals, and other minor issues won’t cause too much trouble when the sun is shining. In poor weather, however, good window seals can keep you warm, and damage to the glass can quickly get worse. Check your windows for any signs of damage now and spend time running your fingers around the edges to try to detect any draught.