With snow on the horizon and temperatures dropping off into Fall, this time of year, you never can tell what tomorrow will bring. Best to be ready early, time to winterize your home for the 2017/2018 winter season. Living in the mountains, you have to prepare for freezing weather and heavy snow loads. Costly repair bills can be avoided if you take the time to prepare your home for winter.
Second is to consider snow shed areas and low windows. Snow shedding off the roof tends to circle in and often times fall towards the home. This puts windows that may be at snow level (after accumulation) or floor to ceiling windows and sliding deck doors at risk. It is best to board up your windows for protection. Clear plexiglass also works if you still want to let the light in.
A good practice is to know your plumbing and learn where the water shut off locations are. If your pipes do freeze, time is of the essence. The quicker you can shut off the water, or direct your plumber to the problem, the better chance you have to prevent pipes from bursting.
A good home care provider will be fully versed in what it takes to protect your home from the elements. If you do leave your home for long periods of time, you will have peace of mind knowing someone is looking out for your property.
Lets button up our homes and get ready for the big winter to come!
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