Winter is coming, and as it’s the most taxing season on your home, you should prepare your dwelling to accommodate the dropping temperatures. Your home components, such as your siding, windows, doors and roof, need maintenance to work well throughout the colder seasons.
Here are a few things to tick off on your maintenance checklist.
Schedule Window and Door Inspection
Before the colder season starts, contact your contractor for an inspection. This will ensure your house is in its best shape to handle the season’s demands, especially the condition of your windows. Healthy windows do not exhibit signs of damage like drafts or condensation inside the glass; if they do, you are allowing outside air to enter your home. This could cause your energy bills to skyrocket.
List down problems that you might encounter when fall and winter arrive, including clogged gutters and ice dams. Address these potential issues by enhancing these home components by, for example, installing heavy-duty gutter guards or monitoring your attic ventilation.
You might also see a thick blanket of snow on your driveway or porch. That is why it’s best to secure your entry doors by reinforcing their locks and weatherstripping.
Keep Your Home Dry
Whether you clean your house manually or with the assistance of experts, keeping your house clear of mold is important. During the cold weather, mold will more likely form in the damp spots of your home. That is why keeping your house clean and dry is a maintenance step you shouldn’t miss unless you want to deal with toxic black mold during the holidays.
Exterior Building Solutions is the one-stop shop for everything exterior and more. We offer services for your windows and doors, too. Call us at (314) 729-7663 for more information. You can also fill out our contact form to receive a free home assessment. We proudly serve homeowners in St Louis, Chesterfield and Wildwood, MO