Roofing Contractor In Plymouth MN | How To Prep Your Exterior For Winter (Part 1)
As the temperatures and seasons shift from warm to cool, it’s important to prepare before significant snow and frigid temperatures make an appearance. In Minnesota, we know that weather can be unpredictable and we can experience unexpected bouts of snow, as well as severe weather. Ensuring your home is properly prepared for any type of weather is very important for keeping your home safe and sound. There are several things you can do to help prepare your home for the winter months. Here are 3 ways to prep your home for winter: Roofing Contractor In Plymouth MN
Clean Gutters & Downspouts
Before winter, it’s a good idea to clean out your gutters and downspouts. Debris such as dirt and leaves often accumulate in your gutters over the seasons, and if they aren’t cleaned regularly, they can become filled up and unable to do their job. What’s more, when it snows, the snow can build up in the gutters and cause them to become even heavier and cause them to sag or even break. It’s a good idea to clean your gutters once most of the leave have fallen off the trees. Cleaning your gutters is very important because if they are overflowing or not working properly, it can lead to the expedited deterioration of your exterior, foundation, and even impact your interior. Getting a roof inspection is a great way to help ensure your gutters are damage-free and best able to protect your home.
Maintain Your Trees & Bushes
If your yard has trees and/or bushes, it’s important to keep them maintained year-round. During the summer months, branches can often whip around during severe weather and impact your roof or siding, causing damage to your exterior. Tree maintenance is important to minimize the risk of branches falling on your home and causing severe roof damage. We often see trees that have fallen onto a home (or a neighbor’s home) and caused damage that starts to impact the interior. It’s a good idea to trim your trees and branches before it becomes a matter of roof or siding damage. After all, preventative maintenance is the best way to prevent damage to your home.
Check Your Energy Efficiency
Roof damage, siding damage, and window damage can cause a drastic change in your home’s energy efficiency. One way to determine if your energy efficiency is lacking is by looking at your previous energy bills. You can compare month-to-month to see if your bill has been significantly higher than in recent months. However, it’s also a good idea to look back on previous years. Many homeowners have different energy usage patterns throughout the months and looking back to see how your current energy usage fares against the same month one, two, three, or however many years ago, can help you determine if you are paying more than average to keep your home comfortable. A lack of energy efficiency often points to preexisting storm damage that has been impacting one or more areas of your exterior. If you see any light shining through areas that are supposed to be sealed, this is an indicator that you should contact a roofing contractor before winter.
If you still need a roof inspection or roof repairs before winter, contact Capstone Bros Contracting. We are proud to offer free roof inspections in Plymouth to help ensure your home is prepared for winter. Contact us today for a free roof inspection or for any of our other exterior home services. Watch for Part 2 of this blog series for a few more ways to prep your exterior for the winter months.
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