Get your Home Ready for Winter

11 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.
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  5. Get Your Home Ready for Winter
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  7. Reverse your ceiling fans and put in winter mode.  They should turn clock wise.
  8. Make sure your attic, water pipes and water heater are properly insulated.
  9. Clean your gutters and downspouts out and make sure they are pitched correctly to drain water.
  10. Inspect siding to make sure there are no cracks or holes in the siding.
  11. Inspect your roof, make sure there are no missing or cracked shingles.
  12. 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.
  13. Make sure your roof has proper ventilation.