It’s no secret that the wintertime can be harsh on your property. The exterior of your house, especially your roof, could take damage from the ice and snow. As the bad weather sets in, there are a couple of ways that you can make sure your house is prepared. Here are some remodeling projects that you might check off your list this winter.
Roof and Gutters
Your home’s roof and gutters are the first lines of defense against water damage. If there is a weak spot, then water could leak in and cause a number of other problems, like mold and structural erosion. An easy thing you can do right away to take care of your roof is to have it professionally inspected. That way, you will get an assessment of your roof’s condition and where it might need repairs. A simple patch up here and there can go a long way to preventing an expensive disaster. Also, many people may overlook the condition of their gutters, but it is important to make sure that they properly channel water away from the roof. They need to be able to hold up against the weight of snow and ice, especially.
Check Your Insulation
The key to having a comfortable and energy-efficient home is good quality insulation. You should make sure that your home is properly insulated, especially at the weak spots that let in the most air. Whether or not you go into your attic regularly, that is a place that often has exposed insulation, which means it could deteriorate faster and need to be replaced. Also, your windows are a place that could be letting cold air in and warm air out without you realizing it. It is easy to invest in an energy-saving upgrade by replacing your windows and adding a seal around your outside doors. In addition, you should check the insulation on your pipes, because they are at high risk of freezing and bursting in the winter.
Contact Blair Construction Today!
If you want professionals you can trust to extend your home, contact Blair Construction. We have been serving our valued Maryland customers for almost thirty years and look forward to giving your home the care it needs for years to come. Contact us online or give us a call at (410) 729-0777 to get a free in-home estimate. To see examples of our work and get updates on what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Houzz.