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So, you’ve made it through the summer, and now it’s time to start preparing for winter. While this might be simple if you lived in a temperate climate, people who live in places like Seattle or Boston know that the temperature is going to drop soon enough. The best way to keep your home ready for the seasonal change is by doing a few things before the cold weather arrives. Winter is a perfect time to clean your home and make sure it’s ready for the cold months ahead. If you haven’t already, use these tips to winterize your home:
Windows are the largest openings in your home, so they tend to let in a lot of cold air. This is why you might see condensation build up on them during winter months, or even frosting over from ice crystals forming on their outer edges. The good news is that it’s not difficult to have home renovation contractors fix this problem and make sure that your windows are fully sealed for the winter!
First and foremost, home renovation contractors will check for any leaks around the window frames and seals by looking for cracks or gaps between the sashes and jambs (the vertical pieces of wood framing each side of each window). If they find any holes—and chances are they will—they will use weather stripping tape to seal them up tight before applying caulk all around the joints where two pieces come together. That way no air can get through when temperatures drop low enough outside during winter months; if it does manage somehow still get inside despite these precautions taken beforehand then it’ll just warm itself back up again before escaping out through another opening somewhere else instead.”
Have home renovation contractors check the fireplace for any ashes or soot. If it’s time to clean out your fireplace, use a vacuum cleaner to remove any loose debris from the ash box and chimney. Be careful not to disturb the hot embers with your brush or vacuum cleaner.
If you’re planning on using your fireplace this winter season, home renovation contractors will make sure that all screens are in place and fit tightly. They will also check that the damper is fully shut and working smoothly before you use it again. Finally, home renovation contractors inspect anything that goes up through the chimney (such as an electrical cable) for signs of wear or damage—this will help prevent fires in your house!
We hope these tips will help you keep your house in shape for the winter. Remember that not every tip is going to work for everyone’s home, so be sure to do a little research and pick out the ones best suited to your needs. Get in contact with home renovation contractors if you have any questions or comments about winterizing your home!
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