With summer starting to come to a close in many areas of the world, it’s time to start thinking about how you can begin getting your home and property ready for the change of the weather that comes with fall and winter.
To help ensure that you’re ready for whatever type of winter weather will be coming your way, here are three home improvement projects to take care of before the cold of winter sets in.
Take Precautions For Water Issues
One of the biggest concerns you should address with your home before winter comes is water issues.
When the weather turns freezing, having water in areas that it shouldn’t be can cause a lot of issues for your home and property. Knowing this, you’ll want to do things like draining out your sprinkler system and putting away any hoses from outside. Additionally, if you have exposed water pipes, you should wrap them so that they don’t easily freeze when the weather gets cold. And if you have cracks in your foundation, make sure you take measures to divert water away from your foundation so that those cracks aren’t exacerbated by water getting into them and then freezing, which can make the cracks larger and more troublesome.
Get Ready To Stay Warm
If you live in an area that gets very cold in the winter, you’ll want to start preparing now for keeping your home warm once the temperature drops.
A few ways you can do this is to get your home’s heating system up and ready to go. Depending on what you use to heat your home, this might include things like cleaning out your fireplace, servicing your heater, or purchasing more fuel. Additionally, if your home isn’t well insulated in certain places, you’ll want to add some insulation to areas where heat could easily escape from your home.
Do A Once-Over On Your Home’s Exterior And Property
While it might be easy to get your home ready for winter, you may find yourself neglecting the exterior of your home and your property before the snow starts flying. But by doing this, you could run into some big issues.
To keep this from happening to you, try to do a once-over around your home before it gets too cold. During this brief inspection, put away any supplies or equipment you see outside, trim back trees that could be dangerous in winter storms, and make sure your roof and gutters are ready to protect your home and divert water where it can safely move away from your home and property.
If you’re wanting to be as prepared as possible for the coming winter, consider using the tips mentioned above to know which home improvement projects to take on at the beginning of fall.