Preparing Your Home for Winter in the Carolinas
While the temperature can span a wide range depending on where you are in the region, one thing is sure; cooler weather means varied challenges for your home and exterior protection throughout the winter. From ensuring your insulation is performing as it should to checking your roof for vulnerabilities that could put you in a bad position, inspecting your home’s exterior is a top priority before the cooler months.
For all of your exterior renovation and replacement needs while getting your home ready for winter, Hatch Homes has you covered from top to bottom. For a few things to keep in mind to ensure your home is equipped for the cold, keep reading and be mindful of your home’s exterior in the coming months.
Ensure Insulation is Performing Well
many factors contribute to your home’s insulation and efficiency. If even one link in the chain is weak, it can mean your home will not remain insulated. And in the colder months, when heat needs to be turned on, poor insulation can make your energy bill skyrocket, costing you hundreds that you wouldn’t normally need to spend.
To ensure all is well, it is best to check your home’s opening sand roof for faults or damage. Your windows are one of the most significant contributors to this shield, and if they are outdated or the seals are faulty, it can mean you are throwing money directly out the window in heating bills. Then, an old or damaged roof can also cause complications and problems. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, so if even one of these factors is not up to snuff, you may be in for a winter of colder temperatures and high energy bills.
Maintaining Your Roof
As mentioned above, your roof is one of the most important parts of your home’s insulation. Just as a hat or cap is important in keeping your body heat in during the cold winter months if you are outside, your home’s roof functions the same. Additionally, to prevent ice dams and excessive icicle formation, there are a few key things to keep in mind when preparing your roof for winter.
Ensuring there are no leaks while it is not covered in snow is a pressing matter, as once it is covered, leaks are hard to repair and can spell disaster for an otherwise saveable roof. Then, it is all about the insulation. While it can be tricky to know whether your roof is actually in good repair or not, Hatch Homes makes it easy by offering a stress-free, transparent inspection process. With none of the other gimmicks often used by roofers and contractors, we make it easy to know if your roof needs to be replaced and will only recommend doing so if it is vitally necessary. To learn more about how Hatch can prepare your home for the coming winter months, call or fill out our online contact form today to schedule your free initial consultation!
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