tips to get ready for winter

Prevent Ice Dams

Tips to get ready for Winter

Winter is the coldest season of the year in temperate climates, between autumn and spring.
Prevent Ice Dams
If your home had lots of icicles last winter or worse, ice dams, which can cause meltwater to back up and flow into your house take steps to prevent potential damage this year.A home-energy auditor or weatherization contractor can identify and fix air leaks and inadequate insulation in your homes attic that can lead to ice dams. If you have the work done before December 31, you can claim the federal energy-efficiency tax credit for 10% of the cost, up to $500. Your state or utility may offer a rebate, too Orat least scan it closely with binoculars. Look for damaged, loose or missing shingles that may leak during winter

Tune Up Your Heating System
Don t Prune Trees or Shrubs Until Late Winter
Mulch Leaves When You Mow
Divert Water
Clean the Gutters
Call a Chimney Sweep
Caulk Around Windows and Doors
Turn Off Exterior Faucets
Hit the Roof
Drain Your Lawn Irrigation System
Prepare to Stow Your Mower
Restock Winter Essentials
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