Get your Home Ready for Winter

10 things you need to do to get your home ready for winter

1- Check your windows to make sure they are sealed. One way to check this is by lighting a candle and holding it close to the window, if the light flickers that means there is a leak around the window.

2- Remove all debris from any exterior drainage system.

3- Remove all hoses from exterior faucets.

Get Your Home Ready for Winter

4- Reverse your ceiling fans and put in winter mode.  They should turn clock wise.

5- Make sure your attic, water pipes and water heater are properly insulated.

6- Clean your gutters and downspouts out and make sure they are pitched correctly to drain water.

7- Inspect siding to make sure there are no cracks or holes in the siding.

8- Inspect your roof, make sure there are no missing or cracked shingles.

9- Check your roof for debris and clean any debris build up, check any flashing on the roof and make sure they are not loose and sealed.

10 – Make sure your roof has proper ventilation.