With summer winding down and winter quickly approaching, it’s crucial to give your home’s exterior the care and maintenance it needs to last through the season unscathed. You may be asking what you can do to make your home secure in the harsh winter weather by strengthening its exterior, and to that, we have an answer.
The good news is that you may avoid worrying about the exterior of your home being damaged by winter by doing routine maintenance and being well-prepared. If you want to know some useful ways to get your house ready for the coming Colorado winter, keep reading!
Inspect the Outside of Your House
Before the cold weather sets in, walk a few laps around your house and yard, making mental notes of potential trouble spots. Roof, gutter, drainage, hard external surfaces, patios, decks, driveways, walks, and the chimney should all get your undivided attention. Some of these may appear like cosmetic touches, but they are actually necessary precautions against the upcoming season’s possible damage and against the escalation of a little problem.
Clean and Inspect Gutters and Downspouts
Preparing your gutters for winter weather is absolutely essential. You might assume this is a simple job you can handle on your own, but there’s more to it than just sweeping away the dirt and leaves. Water damage, a weakened home foundation, a flooded basement or landscaping, ice dams, and a host of other issues can result from gutters that aren’t cleaned and maintained regularly.
Gutter cleaning and inspections by professionals on a regular basis can reduce the likelihood that your gutters will become clogged to the point where they cause these more serious problems and, ultimately, require replacement. Gutters are an important safety feature, so keep them clean.
Inspect Your Home’s Siding
Vinyl siding is quite popular and widely utilized in the United States. Siding inspections before winter are crucial whether your home has vinyl siding, aluminum siding, or another form of siding. Siding is a critical aspect of your home’s defense, so it’s important that it looks nice. But more importantly, siding acts as insulation, keeping your home (and you!) warm and safe throughout the winter.
Checking the siding for holes and cracks is as important as checking the roof. Not only will this stop water from seeping in, but it will also stop mildew and mold from growing and entering your home when the weather turns cold. No one likes mold or mildew to grow in their home, so cleaning the siding before winter is a good way to avoid this unwanted green stuff.
Cleaning your siding on a regular basis, especially before and during the winter months, is also essential for keeping it free of dirt and debris that could compromise its integrity and cause it to rot. In the colder months, your home’s siding is more susceptible to the growth of moss, mildew, mold, and algae. Professionals advise using a power washer to thoroughly clean your siding.
Siding Solutions With Siding Pro
At Siding Pro, we pride ourselves in creating “Delighted Customers Every Time.” By combining the best products with optimal customer service, our offerings in the industry are unmatched. Whether you’re preparing for the harsh Colorado winters or just looking to update your home’s overall look, contact us today for your free estimate and find out how to partner with us on your next home exterior renovation.