Getting Your House Ready For Winter

A typical american house in winter. Snow covered.

As winter approaches, you may have a checklist you run through each year to get your home ready for the season. When it comes to the exterior of your home, make sure you add the following items to your list!

Check Caulking

In the months leading up to winter, we recommend you look over the exterior of your home. Be sure to thoroughly check if any caulk is cracked or missing around windows or doors. Repairing caulk is much easier during this time of year as opposed to when it’s 10 degrees outside!

Check Siding

While looking over the exterior of your home – check on your siding. If any pieces are loose or need to be reattached, this is the best time to do so. We don’t advise putting off these types of repairs as loose or damaged siding can bring on a whole host of other problems during the winter season. You don’t want the moisture from snow getting in anywhere it shouldn’t be!

Check Windows & Doors

Always, always check your windows and exterior doors prior to the winter season. You don’t want to deal with the headache of needing a window replacement in the middle of December or January – make sure you check them! Check that everything closes and latches properly and that no draft is getting through.

Schedule An Exterior House Cleaning

No matter the type of cleaning we’re doing, our eyes are on every bit of the exterior of a home. We’re easily able to see if caulk is missing in some spots or if the siding needs to be repaired. So not only are you getting your home cleaned and ready for snowfall, you’ll have another set of eyes scanning over everything. You’ll have the reassurance of us potentially catching something you missed.

More Specifically, Get Your Roof & Gutters Cleaned

If you’re planning to schedule a house washing this fall, be sure to get your gutters cleaned. When cleaning gutters, we inspect everything. We make sure your gutters are functioning exactly as they should be. One of the reasons it’s so important to clean your gutters prior to winter is to avoid ice dams.

Another reason to get both your roof and gutters cleaned is to remove any fallen leaves. Come springtime, gutters will often be infested with ants because of all the leaves that have been sitting there all winter long. Not to mention the moisture retained underneath leaves can be damaging to your roof. One full, exterior house washing can save you a huge headache and a lot of money down the road.

Make sure everything is properly functioning and cleaned, and your home will be ready for the winter season! If you aren’t quite sure what to look for when it comes to the exterior of your home – caulking, windows, doors, etc. – don’t hesitate to reach out to us! We’re always ready to answer questions and help homeowners take care of their homes!