In the Treasure Valley, the days are growing a bit crisper and the leaves will soon begin to fall. With winter just around the corner, it’s important to prepare your home for the upcoming weather. That’s why Pacific Home & Patio would like to provide you with the following 4-point inspection to give you peace of mind before the cold sets in.
If you noticed your home had a lot of icicles last winter, it may have been a sign that you need to clean or replace your gutters. Before the temperatures drop, it’s important to take a closer look. Clogged gutters can cause rain and snowmelt to flow towards your home instead of away from it. This, in turn, can lead to water damage and mold under your siding in addition to leaks inside your house. None of these things are good for your home or your family’s health, not to mention dealing with it when it’s freezing outside.
Excessive icicles can also be a symptom of ice dams that develop as the snow on your roof melts. This, in turn, can lead to backed-up water on your roof where it gets underneath your shingles and eventually into your home. That’s why it’s important to inspect your roof for any damaged or missing shingles before winter sets in and ice begin to form. Doing so can mean the difference between a simple, inexpensive repair or an entire roof replacement due to water damage and mold.
If there’s an opening in your siding, water has the potential of getting in and damaging your home. That’s why it’s important to inspect the outside of your home and scan it for any warped or damaged siding. If you spot any areas of concern, they should be repaired as soon as possible before the winter weather sets in. Doing so will prevent further water damage and dangerous mold from forming. It’s also important to nail down any loose shingles or siding areas to prevent the winter wind from blowing into your home.
When you stand near your windows, do you often feel a draft? Are the windows of your home starting to slide down when you have them open? Do you see any gaps between your window and it’s molding? Is there obvious moisture between your window panes? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, it’s important to have your windows repaired or replaced before the cold weather sets in. Doing so will boost your homes energy efficiency, saving you hundreds of dollars in expensive heating costs this winter.
Pacific Home & Patio
If you want to ensure your home is ready this winter, contact Pacific Home & Patio to inspect your windows, siding, and roof. Contact us by filling out our online form or give us a call at (208) 376-0000. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with a free estimate for any of our home improvement services.