Getting Your Home Ready for Winter
Can you believe it’s September already? Once kids start to head back to school, it won’t be long before we’re decking out our front porches in pumpkins and gourds. If you haven’t yet started getting your home ready for winter, now is a good time to get started. Minnesota winters can be brutal, which is why it’s necessary to make sure your home is up to whatever nature has in store this year.
As leaders in home exterior remodeling, Budget Exteriors specializes in making sure Twin Cities are ready for winter weather. In this blog post, we’ve put together a simple guide to three often-overlooked steps for getting your home ready for the snow and ice this year. Give us a call to find out if your home is ready for the cold season.
1. Clean Out and Check Your Rain Gutters.
Your rain gutters can get filled with debris like twigs, acorns, and leaves during the fall. Cluttered gutter channels make welcome homes for small animals and pests but can also create clogs that lead to roof damage. If you’re tired of dealing with gutter cleaning, we offer gutter guard installation to keep your gutters free of debris and make your life easier. It’s also important to check your gutters for damage and make sure there are no broken seams or damaged channels.
2. Have Your Roof Inspected.
Minor roof problems that arose over the spring and summer should be repaired so they can withstand the weight of snow and ice during winter’s coldest months. Not all roof damage is visible to an untrained eye. Consider having a professional roof inspection if you’re concerned about invisible roof damage.
3. Check Your Insulation.
If your roof tends to get ice dams and icicles, this is a sign that your insulation may be inadequate. When heat escapes through the roof of your home, it causes the snow on your roof to melt and refreeze at the edge of the roof, creating ice dams and damaging your roof.
Contact Our Home Exterior Remodeling Contractors Today
Just like you have a spring cleaning checklist, every home needs a fall home maintenance checklist. Here in the Twin Cities, taking these key steps can be the difference between a high energy bill or unwanted repairs. To connect with our Budget Exteriors home improvement pros, give us a call at 952.887.1613, or contact us online and get your free quote.