Houses need to be prepared for the cold season to make sure that they go through winter without sustaining any damage, starting from the top down most qualified Wichita roofing contractors will tell you. If you have not done anything to winterize your home yet or you want to make sure that your winter checklist is complete, here are some of the most important tasks to take care of before winter settles in:
- Drain the water from fixtures that you won’t use for months – the ice that builds inside faucets, sprinklers and hoses if you leave them outside without draining them can cause serious damage that is also very easy to prevent;
- Get the heating checked – call an expert to check the heating system in your home before the weather turns very cold. Don’t forget that fall and winter are the busiest periods for heating technicians, so try to schedule the check as early as possible;
- Work on the roof – only healthy roofs can give your home the protection that you need during the cold season, so make sure that all the components of your roof, including the shingles or tiles, the gutters, the roof vents, the flashing around the chimneys and the skylights are all in good condition, sufficiently sturdy and intact.