Winterizing in August?!
It’s the height of Summer and the warmest days are upon us. It seems like it will always be sweltering and we’ll never get a break! Even so, now’s the time to get started thinking about freezing temperatures. Winterizing your home is an important part of your home maintenance and a crucial step in avoiding costly replacements and repairs. In this blog, we’ll cover some easy checks for you to feel secure as things cool off.
First things first, cross off the easiest steps. During the fall months, there are some tradespeople whose calendars fill up quickly. Go ahead and call your gutter cleaner and your HVAC company to get on the list for a check-up. The last thing you want is frozen leaves clogging and breaking your gutters or the heater failing on you at the last minute.
Take a lap around your property, inside and out, and check to see if there are any cracks around doors, windows, and other entrances to your home. Go ahead and caulk or patch them up so that your heat doesn’t escape and cold air doesn’t leak in. Additionally, check your weather stripping. It’s more than likely time to replace.
Lastly, now is the last chance to wash your home for the year if you didn’t get it on the calendar during the spring. Or, if you did wash your house and it’s already looking dingy, your paint has lost its edge and needs to be freshened up. While you’re scoping it out, take another lap and check to make sure that none of the wood around your home is rotting. Make sure that your caulk is still intact as well. If your caulk needs touching up, it may also be time to re-seal the wood around your home.