Autumn is in full bloom, which means that the winter months are just around the corner. With that said, the folks here at American Renovation Services want to provide all our valued clients with some important tips for winter weather preparations for your home’s exterior and your landscaping.
It is important that you finalize all your winterizing tasks before the actual cold weather sets in. With this in mind, we wanted to share the following necessary home improvement projects to perform in order to get your home and property ready before the winter chill is here.
YOUR LANDSCAPING AND LAWN
Before winter arrives maker certain to rake your lawn, identify any balding spots in the lawn that need to be treated with a tiller to loosen the soil and then apply fertilizer along with fresh grass seed to the affected areas. In addition to reseeding, be sure to distribute fertilizer across your entire front and back yard in the autumn season.
ENSURE YOUR ROOF IS READY FOR THE WINTER ELEMENTS
The majority of winter problems typically stem from the roof itself. For this very reason, it is important to identify any cracked or broken shingles as well as roof sheeting that has either rusted or become loose. If you identify any such problems take every step necessary to replace damaged components immediately. This is where the professionals here at American Renovation Services come in. More often than not repairs to a roof require the experience and skill of the professionals. Our team of technicians will save you the hassle as well as the overall risk of having to climb up on your rooftop and make any needed repairs.
Our experts will take time out to perform a thorough inspection of your roof to identify any problems that exist and provide effective and affordable solutions. Further, at this time they can also clean your gutter system to ensure that your drainage is working properly. This will minimize the potential for ice dams to develop during the winter months. We highly recommend installing gutter mesh which can prevent clogged gutters from becoming a nuisance and/or problem in the seasons ahead.
TRIM DOWN THOSE TREES ON YOUR PROPERTY
Often times trees or branches can die and ultimately pose a risk to you, your family and your home when they become weighted down by snow or other elements. Take appropriate time to inspect all the trees on your property as part of your winter weather preparations, giving a great deal of attention to the trees situated closest to your house as well as any hanging branches. If you have any trees that are dying or dead branches be sure to remove them immediately since they can present with a hazard during the cold weather season.
STORE AWAY ANY OUTDOOR TOOLS OR EQUIPMENT
Storing away any lawn or other outdoor equipment is an important step when preparing your home for the winter months ahead. Be sure to store away any outdoor furniture such as tables, chairs, grills and lawn games of any type. A garage or an enclosed porch is an ideal storage space for these items since they provide all the protection needed from the cold weather elements.
HAVE A CHIMNEY INSPECTION PERFORMED
If your home has a working chimney, chances are you will be using it a great deal in the cold weather months, which means routine maintenance should be performed in the fall. When a clean chimney is present, you minimize any chances of a fire and prevent harmful pollutants and toxins from entering your home’s atmosphere. We suggest you hire a professional chimney cleaner to perform this important task.
SHUT OFF THE WATER
As we all know, pipes can freeze and ultimately burst in the cold temperatures, which can in turn cause damage to both the interior and exterior of your home. For this reason, it is imperative that you turn off the water to all your spigots outdoors and be sure to drain all the hoses as well. If you have an outdoor sprinkler system, be sure to have the system completely blown out by a certified professional before shutting it down for the fall and winter seasons.
Winter weather preparations to the exterior of your home and your landscaping are essential to the overall health and safety of your home and family in the cold weather months. By performing each of the tasks we have explained above you are sure to minimize any risks, damages or costly repairs with your home come the winter months. However, if you are not comfortable to perform any of these tasks on your own, then rest assured we here at American Renovation Services are the team for you.
Simply give a call out to our team and schedule your inspection, appointment, routine maintenance or repair services. We stand ready to serve you and to provide you with our top of the line products and services, whether winter, spring, summer or fall. Don’t get caught in the cold this winter, reach out to our professionals for all your winterizing needs today. Don’t delay. Winter is almost here so take time to perform all your winter weather preparations for your home and landscaping soon!!