Yesterday we put up some tips on winterizing your home this winter and we got a great response. We also had some homeowners who wanted us to add to our list. So here it is, a few more things you can to before the freeze comes, brought to you by our readers.
Trim Dead Tree Branches
When ice storms hit, trees branches encased with ice become extremely heavy. If those branches are dead or dying, there’s a good chance they’ll rip away from the tree and plummet to the ground causing damage to anything beneath—like your home or car. To avoid the danger, trim dead branches well before winter freeze arrives.
Get Your Furnace Serviced
Your furnace is the very heart of a comfortable winter. So treat it well by calling a pro to conduct an annual check-up to make sure it stays strong all season long. Your contractor will clean the furnace to remove dust that could hamper its function, replace dirty filters, and ensure it’s not venting harmful exhaust into your home.
Drain Your Outside Water Lines
If you have a sprinkler system, be sure to turn off the water that feeds them and have the lines professionally blown out in order to avoid the possibility of cracked pipes as water turns to ice and expands. Also be sure to remove garden hoses and protect hose bibs with Styrofoam covers.
And now you have a more complete list of things you can do to get your home ready for the freeze, from us and your fellow homeowners. Like I said yesterday, DYMI Construction cares about everything underneath your roof too. If you do have any roof questions, just give us a call or drop us a line.