cold weather home preparation tips
  • By Allan M Block Blogging Team
  • Posted October 14, 2018

Prepare Your Home For Cold Weather

November is the month with the most dramatic drop in average temperatures in the United States. To prepare your home to withstand the cold weather, follow these tips from AccuWeather:

• Inspect walls and attics for drafts and insulate where needed.

• Replace damaged or missing roof shingles, remove roof debris, read up on how to avoid ice dams, and make sure the roof can sustain the weight of heavy snowfall.

• Clear gutters.

• Wrap pipes in basements and crawl spaces so they don't freeze.

• Turn off and drain exterior faucets.

• Drain irrigation systems.

• Add extensions to downspouts to keep water away from your foundation.

• Schedule a heating system tune-up now to avoid an emergency call when freezing temps finally arrive.

A few hours of preparation can prevent major weather-related problems.


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