Every spring, millions of Americans engage in a time-honored ritual known as spring cleaning. But spring isn’t the only time of year when you should perform regular maintenance around your home. Even though we’re still enjoying the warm weather, cold drafts will be upon us before we know it. By this time next month, we’ll be enjoying cooler weather and getting ready for the upcoming winter.
Before the air becomes crisp with an autumn chill, it’s a good idea to start planning ahead for winter weather around your home. In this blog post from J&J Roofing in Roseville, we’ll share home winterization tips to help get your home ready for the cold season. Give us a call to make sure your home is ready for winter this year.
Follow this helpful guide to get your home ready for winter’s chill:
1. Check Your Rain Gutters
Inspect your rain gutter canals and downspouts for signs of damage. Make sure your gutters are clean to prevent clogs that can lead to ice dams. Consider seamless gutter installation or gutter guard installation to reduce the chance of ice dams and icicles causing winter damage to your roof.
2. Examine Your Weather Stripping
Simply updating the weather stripping around your windows and doors can help to keep your home warmer and reduce your heating bills. You should also assess the condition of your garage door seal.
3. Get a Roof Inspection
One of the most common mistakes homeowners make is putting off minor roof repairs. Minor roof problems can become significant ones when winter’s freeze and thaw cycles start. Have a professional residential roofing contractor evaluate the condition of your shingles, flashing, and roof structure to recommend any necessary repairs.
4. Update Your Insulation
Inadequate attic insulation is one of the most significant sources of heat loss during winter for residential homes. Heat loss through your attic can also cause snow to melt and refreeze, leading to roof damage. Inside your home, exterior walls that feel cold and drafts in your living space are signs that the insulation is inadequate. Adding to your insulation can help to dramatically reduce your energy bills and make your home more comfortable all winter long.
Contact Our Residential Roofing Contractors
If the thought of winter has you concerned about your monthly energy bills or dreading the cold inside your own home, give us a call at J&J Roofing in Roseville, Michigan. We can inspect your home and make energy-saving recommendations that add value to your home and help your family stay comfortable all winter long.
We offer online consultations, roof inspections, and financing options for a new roof. To connect with a member of our team, contact us at 586-445-6455 or connect with us online to get your home in shape for whatever winter brings this year.