Winter is almost here, it’s like autumn only lasted a week or two. Although we all wish autumn had lasted longer there is no need to be sad, there will be another autumn next year! Instead of feeling sorry, it’s time to think about how to prepare your home for the upcoming winter season. Of course few people enjoy doing menial and mundane tasks, but these chores need to be done in order to prevent any damage that ice and snow may bring.
One way to prepare for the winter season is to check the roof. Nobody wants to wake up one morning with snow in their attic as the result of an unrepaired or forgotten hole in the roof. Even a few shingles not properly attached to the roof might be enough to ruin the holidays. Cleaning up water mixed with dirt or snow or making repairs due to water damage is not the way you want to spend your days. A quick inspection of the roof and attic will help you identify issues before any damage is done. While you are inspecting your roof, look around your yard to see if any nearby trees need to be trimmed. Falling branches due to snow, ice and wind can also damage your roof. Preventing is always better than repairing.
Another useful thing to do is to check your gutter and gutter guards. Like your roof, your gutter, if it’s not properly fixed, can spell trouble. Who wants to spend an entire day cleaning clogged gutters after a windy storm? Make sure the gutter guard is properly attached to the gutter and under the edge of the shingles to allow water to flow easily off the roof. Keeping the gutters free of leaves and dirt will allow water to drain properly and prevent water from backing up and leaking into the house. With properly maintained roof and gutters the holidays will be worry free!