Just like Spring Clean-up, your house needs attention
before the onset of winter. Winter presents its own set of challenges to your
home and the freezing temperatures can be just as damaging as "Spring Showers!"
The first step is to get all of the junk around the
yard cleaned up. When it's cold and rainy outside you don't want to be out in
the yard cleaning up frozen leaves.
The second step is to inspect the area around your
foundation for missing or damaged grilles and windows. These will allow cold
air under or into the house. That's bad news as it could allow your pipes (or
you!) to freeze.
The third step is to inspect your roof, gutters and
flashing for damage. Any gaps in these areas will allow water or ice to
penetrate your roof.
The fourth step is to check any exterior woodwork for
damage or maintenance needs. Cracking paint or caulk will allow the weather to
ruin your expensive woodwork and cost you in heating bills.
Turning leafs - that beautiful