Temperatures are finally dropping, emphasizing the importance of winterizing the home before the new season arrives. While you may be more excited about switching out throw pillows for your holiday themed ones, there are a variety of home preventative measures that must be completed to ensure that your home prevails through the harsh New York winters. Gathered are 5 important tasks to add to your winterizing home checklist:
- If you ignore most of these tips, make sure you at least listen to this one, as it is arguably the most important. It is imperative that you give your roof attention before the winter season arrives. You will want to hire a professional roofer to view your house from a bird’s eye view. Whether you ask your roofer to clean your gutters while they are already up there or do it yourself later, you must clean your downspouts and gutters to make sure that rain and snow can flow through and not cause flooding.
- As you turn the clocks back for the end of daylight savings, you may want to replace the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. We suggest doing it at the same time as the end of daylight saving since this annual reminder will ensure that you never forget and are always protected.
- Since your heating system will be busy keeping you warm all winter long, make its job easier and your bills less costly by going around the house and filling all gaps and cracks in your windows and doors. This is a simple DIY home maintenance task that you can complete.
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