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Getting Your Home Ready for the Winter Months

by Boris Dzhingarov on Aug 2, 2017

Getting your home ready for the winter months is always a wise move.  The wintertime poses different challenges and having your home winterized will help prevent damage.  Also, having a home that is winter ready means that you will save money on your electric bill.  Below we are going to learn some tips that will help you get started on the right path. 

Consider Hiring a Professional House Cleaning Service

Keeping the outside of your home clean is just as important as keeping the inside clean.  But not all homeowners have the necessary tools to get the job done right.  Pressure washing a home can be a difficult job that requires powerful machines, long ladders, and other items.  While you could go out and buy all these items, it would probably be cheaper to hire someone to do the work for you. Outdoor cleaning companies or handy people that have these tools will be glad to help make the outside of your home look wonderful with a professional pressure cleaning. 

Seal Up Those Windows

Windows that are older often have cracks around them, which can let cold air get in and hot air out.  This energy loss can really drive up the cost of your heating bill.  A quick and easy way to fix this problem is by caulking up those cracks with a sealant.  By sealing up windows, it will save you tons of money and your home will be cozier.  As a homeowner, you can do this yourself without the need to hire anyone to help you.  Caulking and the gun used to apply it can be purchased at your local big box hardware store for just a few dollars.  The only other tool that you will need is a moist rag and a ladder, which you probably already have.  Caulking is a simple task that can really help save you a lot of money over the years.

Clean Your Gutters

If you have gutters installed, you will need to clean them out before the cold weather comes. Cleaning out gutters will get rid of any trash and debris that has built up over the summer months.  This will help them flow freely and will prevent water from building up inside them.  When water is allowed to build up, ice can form and weigh down the gutter, causing damage to the entire system.  Having a clean gutter system will also help prevent water damage, which can be a serious issue, so make sure that before it gets too cold outside, you clean those gutters out.  If you don’t feel like doing the job yourself, you can always hire a company to do the work for you. 

These simple tips will help get your home ready for the colder months.  Always remember that a little prevention will help protect your home.  On the other hand, if you fail to prepare, you just might find yourself out in the cold doing repairs.  So why not stay nice and warm in your home this winter by getting it ready in the Fall?  

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