The old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” holds true, especially when it comes to keeping your home in shape. Taking a few preventive measures and some maintenance steps early on can go far in keeping your home cozy. Here The Roofing Company lists five ways to keep your home warm and comfortable over the winter season.
Clean Your Gutters: All the debris and grime that has built up in your gutters can contribute to the formation of ice dams during the winter. Clean your drains and gutters now to save yourself headaches and repair costs later.
When checking your gutters, it helps to flush water through them to spot leaks and misalignments. The Roofing Company can also install a Gutter Topper® gutter protection system to make sure you’ll never have to worry about cleaning your gutters again.
Watch for Air Leaks: Ensuring there are no air leaks in your home is extremely important for energy savings. If warm air continually escapes around drafty windows and doors, your heating system will have to work harder. Unfortunately, this will lead to higher heating costs and maybe even a system breakdown.
If you are tired of using caulk to seal gaps around windows, get in touch with The Roofing Company. We offer many options for energy-efficient replacement windows.
Care for Your Furnace: Before the cold weather descends and you need to turn your furnace on, give it some attention. Dirty filters and build-up will cause your system to work less efficiently and shorten its life. Having it professionally cleaned and inspected will significantly reduce the risks.
It’s never too early to prepare your home for the winter. With our team of licensed and certified technicians, The Roofing Company can handle all the aspects involved in fall maintenance for your home’s exterior. Call us at (757) 867-6600 or fill out the form on our website today to receive a free quote.