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Exterior Winter Home Maintenance Tips




Exterior Winter Home Maintenance Tips






Trim Trees
Trim Trees
Trim trees and remove dead branches so they do not damage your home or injure someone if they fall.
Clean Gutters
Clean Gutters
Keep gutters clear of leaves, sticks, and other debris. Make sure downspouts direct away from the foundation.
Handrails and Steps
Handrails and Steps
Repair steps and handrails inside and outside to ensure safety and prevent slipping or falling.
Water Leaks
Water Leaks
Check for water leaks and fix problems immediately. Learn how to shut off your water and know where your pipes are located in case they do freeze; you may be able to prevent water damage.
Weather Stripping
Weather Stripping
Adding weather stripping around doors and caulk windows is an excellent way to guard against drafts and heat loss.
Storm Windows
Storm Windows
If possible, remove screens from windows, and install storm windows. This will help with heating costs and protect your windows during particularly bad storms.
Smoke Detectors, Alarms & CO Detectors
Smoke Detectors, Alarms & CO Detectors
Check smoke detectors, fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and replace batteries to ensure they are operating properly.