Pumpkin spice aficionados across the country are celebrating as the fall season heralds the beginning of the pumpkin season. And while we all enjoy a tasty latte and the fall foliage, at Sno-King Contractors, LLC we know that winter is just around the corner. Winter in Bellevue means cooler temperatures and precipitation. Is your home ready for the weather change?
There are a few steps you can take now (even at the beginning of the fall season) that can save your home and your wallet in the long run. The better prepared you are now, the less likely you are to need repairs or maintenance in those cold winter months.
Clear and Repair Gutters
Clean out all of your gutters and ensure that they are all working properly. When the precipitation comes, you want to be sure that your gutters can handle the rain and the melt from any potential snow.
Check the Exterior
Check your exterior walls for any signs of cracks, stains, water damage, or missing bricks or mortar. It’s important to identify any places where moisture can cause separation or damage to the exterior walls. After all, walls are meant to keep the cold air out and the warm air in during the winter. If your walls are damaged you might be in for some cold nights and high energy bills.
Check the Roof
It’s a good idea to make sure that your roof is where it needs to be before the winter hits. Check vent pipes, pipe boots, brick and mortar joints, shingles, and chimney flashings to ensure that no water or air infiltration can occur.
It’s also important to check the ceilings on the interior of your home for water damage or stains. They could be a sign that there are issues with your roof that need to be addressed.
Consider the Pipes
Don’t forget about the pipes and plumbing. Make sure to drain the water from outdoor faucets and hoses, and make it a point to prep your sprinkler system if you have one.
Enjoy the fall weather while it graces us with its presence. But remember, it’s never too early to prepare your home for the coming winter. If you find that your roof or your gutters are in need of repair, now is the time to call in contractors you can trust. Contact Sno-King Contractors, LLC, Bellevue’s Top Rated Local® Roofing and Gutter Contractor today.