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Home Maintenance Tips For The Winter

Home Maintenance Tips For The Winter

Winter in New England depending on the year can be absolutely brutal! We all saw what happened a couple years ago with the snow. Homes are at the forefront of this abuse that mother nature throws at us. To better help prepare your home for the next 3-4 months ahead of us, we have put together a helpful checklist of items.

  1. Ice Dams: If you have had ice dams in the past, you would have noticed a whole bunch of ice form up at the edge of your roof. This happens when the roof temperature is cooler at the bottom of the roof in comparison to the top. Ice and snow then melt and refreeze as they reach the bottom of your roof.
  2. Trim Your Trees If Needed: Tree limbs and branches become vulnerable to snapping when covered in snow and ice. Make sure that no branches are hanging over your house because if fallen can cause a whole set of problems.
  3. Ensure Windows & Doors Are Sealed: If you live in an older house, or if you know your windows and doors haven’t been replaced in a while, make sure they are still keeping your home warm. Cold air infiltrating into your house is a significant contributor to an increased heating bill.
  4. Clean Gutters: To help prevent against Ice dams and other gutter related issues make sure that your gutters are cleaned after all the leaves have fallen.
  5. Store Outside Items: Whether it be a hammock, chairs or other items that have you been utilizing during the summer and fall outside, be sure to bring them inside. A winter storm could ruin them.

It is very important to maintain your house, so all the assets can last as long as possible. For more information, please feel free to reach out. We can be contacted by the phone at (781) 344-2420 or through our online contact form.

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