Preparing Your Home For Winter Weather

Especially here in New England, where weather can be unpredictable and harsh to begin with, the Winter months may pose a threat to your home’s upkeep and general maintenance. Whether it’s the likes of snow, freezing rain, or ice, the structural integrity of your home is put to the test during the Winter months. In today’s blog, we’re going to help you stay one step ahead of the elements and prepare your property for the Winter!

Tip #1 – Inspect Your Roof

When the snow of Winter arrives, you’ll want to have a sturdy roofing system to keep the elements at bay. Over time, vulnerable, damaged, or sagging roofs can spell disaster for your home’s interior if they are not properly tended to. This is why it is wise to conduct a roof inspection to analyze the state of your roof, and depending on the results, you can make the necessary reparations. Even when the snow beings to melt at the end of Winter, potential water damage can yield further damage to your roofing system. In any case, it’s smart to get your roof inspected!

This tips also includes cleaning your gutters! Following the Fall season, there may be leaves and other organic buildup in your gutters. As such, it’s smart to check in on your gutter system and remove any obstructive matter.

Tip #2 – Consider Nearby Nature

Winter storms are known for being particularly unpleasant, due to extreme temperatures, poor visibility, and most importantly in this case – wind. Wind can swiftly knock down wildlife such as dead trees, including their branches and twigs, which can potentially cause harm to your home. While conducting your roof inspection, it might be smart to take a look at the trees that circle your home (if there are any). By reducing them, you can avoid potentially catastrophic damage to your property.

Tip #3 – Prepare Your Landscape

The months leading up to Winter are an ideal time to rid your landscape of any leaves, debris, or unwanted items that sit around on your lawn. Not only can this help your grass grow properly by the time spring arrives, but it can also save your lawn from the damages brought about by mold and other diseases.

Need Help Prepping Your Exterior – Call E.M. Snow!

Are you looking to protect your home with a strong exterior this Winter? Look no further than us here at E.M. Snow! We have completed countless projects throughout the greater Boston area. Get in touch with us by giving us a call at 781-893-4546. We look forward to hearing from you and getting started on your project!