Ready for the Winter? 7 Easy Steps to Winterize Your Homes
Winter is just around the corner. And while we welcome the refreshing breeze of the nippy air, we also prepare our homes for what the weather extremes in Connecticut might bring. For one, your roofing should be in top condition to hold up to the possibility of a heavy snow or resist the damaging effects of a winter storm.
To help you out with your roofing in Danbury CT and other parts of Westchester and Fairfield County, Vinylume Inc., the top roofer in Connecticut and New York, came up with these seven easy steps to get your roof ready for the winter:
- 1. Clean your gutters
Clean all debris such as leaves and twigs off the roof and inside gutters and hose down excess dirt and other rubbish that may clog the gutter.
- 2. Divert Water
Check gutter downspouts. Make sure they are in good condition and are wide enough to divert bigger amounts of rain water away from your home.
- 3. Turn Off Faucets
Because of the cold climate, water in pipes can freeze, which will cause pipes to burst as the ice expands. Make sure that your faucets are shut tight when not in use.
- 4. Heating Devices
Clean your heating devices, such as your fireplace because you will definitely be using them often this time of the year.
- 5. Inspect Your Roof
Check for loose or missing shingles or any signs of damage on your roof system that may aggravate over time due to heavy melting snow and leak during winter storms.
- 6. Check Your Heating System
Clean heating vents. Dust vents and clean all filters.
- 7. Check for Drafts
If you feel draft inside your house (even after closing all windows, doors, and other openings), you will need to look where the draft is coming from and repair them. It can be on cracked windows and broken doors, so make sure that your windows are sealed tight. This will not only keep you warm, it could also help in saving energy, and reduce your heating bills this winter.
Also, if you encounter any problems with your roofing in Fairfield or Danbury, the best thing to do is to call the professionals, Vinylume Inc. We have the experience, the expertise, and the quality products to make sure that your roof would be able to withstand heavy snowstorms and the freezing temperatures. Give us a call today and we’ll provide you with a FREE estimate on your roofing project.