4 ways to prepare your home for winter

There are nearly 2 weeks left of summer but that hasn’t stopped advertisers like Kmart from launching holiday commercials. While it may feel a bit early to kick off holiday shopping, winter weather will be here before we know it.

Before the snow and ice come it’s a good idea to prepare your home for winter and wrap up any ongoing projects. We’ve put together some things to check for and consider.

Roof

Ice dams can cause considerable damage if left unchecked. Before your roof is covered in snow, we recommend checking for lifted shingles that may indicate problem areas. Shingles are often forced up by ice buildup, allowing water to damage wood and make its way into your home. The resulting water damage can also be a sign of ice dams.

Gutters and Downspouts

Over time, gutters and downspouts suffer damage, which may result in water improperly draining from your roof and allowing for potentially problematic ice buildup.

Sidewalks and Driveway

As simple and durable as it may seem, concrete takes a beating during the winter. Between repeated freezing and thawing, plowing and shoveling, and chemicals used in clearing ice and snow, your driveway puts up with a lot.

If you observe cracking or spalling in your concrete, you will want to take steps to minimize continued damage and prolong the life of the surface.

Floors

Are your feet always cold? Dread stepping onto your tile first thing in the morning? It isn’t too late to add a floor warming system if you need a little extra heat.

Warmquest offers a number of electric radiant heat systems designed to efficiently deice roofs, melt snow, and warm floors and spaces. For more information and to learn about our customized solutions, call 877-877-4724