As fall ambles toward the Pacific Northwest in the form of gently changing leaves, cooler breezes and a thankful reprieve from the oppressive heat of summer, many homeowners turn their thoughts to protecting their home from the onslaught of fall weather waiting for them just around the corner. Heavy rains, battering hail, occasional snow and freezing temps can all affect your home, it’s value and your comfort. Thinking of ways to protect your home from winter effects is each homeowner’s responsibility.
Examining your home’s roof is a great place to start your winter preparations. Identifying weak areas, potential leaks and possible gutter weaknesses will enable you to resolve these issues well before bullying weather systems come calling.
Your home’s windows and exterior doors should be examined just as you’ve examined your roof. Gaps, cracks, and flaws should be fixed well before wet weather can render small issues into big issues. Filling materials for gaps and cracks can be found at your local hardware store. Cracked windows should be visited upon by glass replacement professionals.
Make sure all water collected from the gutters is diverted to the garden areas and away from the home’s foundation. Likewise, make sure your landscaped areas are prepped for cold weather.
Before you can protect your home from winter weather, you’ll need a home! Contact Stonebridge to see what mortgage options are available for you, and we’ll get you prepping a home for the season in no time.