There are some terrific reasons to make sure a home is ready for colder weather. Comfort is one. Energy savings is another. Perhaps the most important reason, however, is ensuring this major investment is properly protected from the elements.
Winter weather can bring frigid temperatures, ice, high winds, rain, snow, and flooding. It can damage roofs and foundations. It can freeze and break water pipes and eventually lead to rotting wood and mold. These can be costly to remediate, so it is best to protect homes from damage by taking appropriate winterization steps.
Clear Gutters and Drainpipes
One major area of concern is in making sure gutters and downspouts are free from debris to allow for proper draining. If leaves, dirt, and twigs…