As the winter season approaches, keeping your home safe and warm is at the utmost importance. Doing these home improvement projects before can you save you money later from costly repairs and damages. This article will go over three home improvement projects to consider before the snow starts to fall.
Inspect Your Roof
It's important to protect the roof over your head. Even a missing shingle can potentially put your roof at risk as well as severely damage your home's interior. Inspect your roof to check for any damages and determine what repairs you may need or if you need to replace your roof entirely. If your roof does have some weak spots, your home is vulnerable to leaks which can lead to hazardous mold. Look or any weak points to avoid costly repairs. Remember as the snow starts to fall, to constantly clear off your roof to avoid the weight from caving in. If your roof is already weak, the chances of it caving in or leaking greatly increase.
Clear Out Your Gutters
As the weather gets colder, people forget about their home's gutters but snow and rain can really damage your home if the gutters are clogged. If water accumulates inside your gutters, the excess weight can cause buckling, separation, or detachment of your gutter sections. Clogged gutters can also allow for ice dams to form. You don't need to tear your gutters apart to prevent ice dams because the gutters are not the problem. Overflown gutters that are filled with leaves and debris are how the ice dams can form and become longer, dangerous spikes. Clogged gutters allow the ice to crawl a bit further past the edge of your roof overhang, which means they extend the area of the ice that can hang down and become more hazardous.
Replace Your Windows
Replacing your old drafty windows can be a strategic home improvement project. You can save money from new energy efficient windows as well stay warm on the colder winter nights. Old windows can be cracked or have warped over time, letting the outside air seep into your house. You bump up the heat to keep warm but it never seems to be fully comfortable. Your bills sky rocket and yet you're never really comfortable in your own home. With several types of energy efficient windows available, you can avoid the struggles with new replacement windows.
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Home improvement is a great investment, and a way to preserve and enhance the value of your home. Fiderio & Sons can help preserve and protect your home’s exterior with quality roofing and siding, improve energy efficiency with high performance replacement windows and insulation, easy to maintain gutters and roofing repairs.