Preparing your home for the winter months can help it withstand winter elements that can be damaging to it. Here are a few of the ways you can prepare your home for the winter months.
Have Your Heater Inspected
The last thing you want is for your heater to die when it is freezing outside. Having your heater inspected ensures all of the parts are properly working, which can decrease the chances of the heater suddenly dying on you.
Get Your Roof Repaired
When the rain starts to fall, you want to ensure it stays out of your home. Having your roof repaired helps to prevent roof leaks. It is hard to repair a roof in the winter months, and roofers get busy making emergency repairs, so planning ahead and having repairs made in fall, when possible, is highly recommended.
Ensure Your Basement is Waterproof
Basements can flood if there are cracks on your exterior foundation wall or if water is drinking in towards the basement walls. A sump pump or French drain, in conjunction with using a waterproof membrane around the basement walls can help prevent this problem. Fall is a great time to ensure your basement is waterproof and there are no water issues.
In addition to preparing your home for winter in the fall, fall is a great time to review your homeowner’s insurance policy. Make sure your home is properly protected and has adequate coverage levels during this time of year. If you are shopping around for a new policy or want to change your coverage levels, give Don Allred Insurance, serving the greater Burlington, NC area, a call today or visit our website. We would love to look over your existing policy or provide you a quote on a new policy.