As the nights get colder and the trees begin changing colors, you know that winter is just around the corner. Streets will disappear as snow falls, blows, and falls again. You probably laugh with friends that you don’t need to go to the gym because of all the snow shoveling, and it is true that the snow just keeps coming as winter settles in. To help you get your home ready for the long winter months, here are three tips.
Prepare the Outdoors
Your yard needs TLC before winter buries it. Stow summer furniture away and move implements and machines into sheds or garages. Wrap faucets, drain sprinkler systems, and move hoses indoors. Next, cut back bushes and trees. Pay special attention to tree limbs near your home that could cause damage if they break. If you have plants that need to be wrapped or dug up for spring storage, now is the time.
Prevent Pest Invasion
To make sure you don’t end up with any squirrels, rats, or bats in your attic, make sure you don’t have any holes larger than the size of a dime under the eaves of your home. Since the critters can also wedge themselves between mesh or wire and wood, make sure all air vents are secured against your house to prevent a pest invasion.
Check Insulation Levels
As your home ages, the insulation levels in the attic, walls, and floor can begin to settle and separate. To protect your home and make sure it has the best possible way to keep you and your family warm, contact insulation contractors Maryland and have them test the padding thickness and stability of the existing insulation.
Your home may be your castle, but before winter settles in for a long, cold sleep, make sure you are prepared. If you protect your home from possible problems, you don’t have to worry all winter long.