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Exterior Winter Home Maintenance Tips

Updated: May 24, 2021

Posted on December 13, 2016 at 1:08 PM

Exterior Winter Home Maintenance Tips

Trim Trees

Trim trees and remove dead branches so they do not damage your home or injure someone if they fall.

Clean Gutters

Keep gutters clear of leaves, sticks, and other debris. Make sure downspouts direct away from the foundation.

Handrails and Steps

Repair steps and handrails inside and outside to ensure safety and prevent slipping or falling.

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

Adding weather stripping around doors and caulk windows is an excellent way to guard against drafts and heat loss.

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

Check smoke detectors, fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and replace batteries to ensure they are operating properly.

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