Winter Maintenance Tips For Your Home
A bit of preventative maintenance this winter can decrease energy expenses, prevent costly disasters and spot future renovations to make when warmer weather returns. There are many home maintenance tasks that will help deter your home from suffering significant emergency problems this winter. Here are a few that your Greenwich and Norwalk Roofing Contractor believes that you should consider.
- Examine Your Siding
You're viewing for cracks or openings that might require repair, which can sometimes be hard to detect. Check for drafts using a candle and watch for the flame to move, and be sure to caulk any cracks around your windows and doors.
- Inspect Your Heating Vents
Make sure they aren't obstructed or covered by furniture. If you have one that is you'll wind up using more energy to heat your home because the circulation will be disrupted.
- Inspect Your Roof and Attic
Look for any damaged or missing shingles, and flashing that is not sealed properly around chimneys, vents, and other objects. Check your attic for leaks, mold, wet insulation, andanything that looks loose or damaged. If your area was hit by hail this past summer it's not too late to check with your homeowner's insurance company to see if it could be covered. We completely understand if you're not comfortable doing this on your own so don't hesitate to call a Roofing Contractor in Norwalk or Greenwich to complete an inspection for you.
- Clean All Gutters and Downspouts
If there's a clog or any obstructions that cause poor water drainage in your gutters and downspouts costly damages can occur. For instance, gutters become extremely heavywhen they are filled with water and ice, and can tear right off your home while possibly causing other damages and expenses.
If you havequestions or would like more information give us a call at (203) 334-552 today, our friendly and knowledgeable staff of roofing professionals are here to help!