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Home Maintenance: Preparing for the Cold Months

It’s fall once again, and as the temperature starts to drop, homeowners should prioritize preparing their homes for the cold months ahead. So what should you focus on to keep your family comfortable this winter?

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In order for every component of your home exterior to run smoothly, A&A Services, the leading contractor for windows, siding, gutters, and roofing in Danvers, MA highly recommends doing some pre-winter inspection and maintenance. Doing so would gives you the opportunity to learn the true condition of your home and get things repaired if necessary. This will not only keep your family safe and comfortable this winter; you can avoid costly repairs later on.

Roofing

The roof is your first line of defense against the weather; it protects you, your family, and your valuables from the sun, rain, snow, and other elements. In addition, the roof helps keep your home sealed from the elements. This means that in order for your home to be warm and cozy this winter, you should make sure that the insulation is in good condition and that there are no leaks anywhere on your roof. You wouldn’t want to be caught repairing your roof in the middle of a snowstorm, would you?

That’s why you should make sure your roof is in good shape. Check for missing, loose, or damaged shingles and get it fixed if necessary. If your roof looks like it’s been through a lot already, then complete replacement may be your best option.

Windows

Windows aren’t just for your home’s aesthetics. In fact, the windows in your home play a huge role in keeping your home comfortable all year long. That’s why you should check your windows for signs of deterioration such as leaks around the frames, sills, and sashes, as leaks in these parts are the main causes of drafts. If you do find leaks in your windows, you will need to seal them by reapplying caulk and weatherstripping. If your windows are too old or broken, you might want to consider replacing your windows with new energy-efficient ones. This will surely keep your home draft-free for a long time.

Siding

The siding does more than just make your home look beautiful. It also provides an extra barrier that keeps your home safe from the elements. Siding also helps insulate our homes, which means that it helps keep the inside of our homes comfortable all year long. That’s why you should also check your siding for any damage, so you can get it repaired immediately.

Gutters

During winters, a clogged gutter can be devastating, as ice dams could form on the eaves of your roof. Frozen leaves, dirt, and other debris are also going to weigh your gutters down and may cause them to break off from your roof. Before the winter comes, you should clean your gutters or get them cleaned by a professional. And if the gutters are damaged beyond repair, you should consider investing in new ones.

Get your Danvers roofing, windows, siding, and gutters ready for the winter months ahead. Call A&A Services and get your home inspected and fixed by a true professional.

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