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As the temperature steadily drops and the chill sets in, you’re probably already preparing for the coming winter. But whether you’re staying at home or going on vacation, there’s one thing that you should never forget to prepare — your home.

 

 

To help you with your winter preparations, your gutter systems specialists from Gutter Helmet® of Michigan has compiled the home maintenance tasks to cross off your to-do list.

1. Seal your doors and windows.

Unless you’re fine with letting cold air into your home, the gaps and cracks around your doors and windows should be sealed by caulk or weatherstrips.

2. Trim surrounding trees.

Snow loads can accumulate on trees and their branches. When the snow becomes too heavy, the tree limbs might snap and fall on your roof, or worse, on you. This is why tree trimming is a home maintenance task you should accomplish before winter.

3. Check HVAC units.

You wouldn’t want your heating system to malfunction during the coldest time of the year, so it’s best that you have your HVAC system inspected before the winter chill gets to your home. Make sure to check, clean or replace the filters as well to increase your HVAC system’s air circulation and temperature regulation efficiency.

4. Keep your chimneys in check.

Winter is the best time to hang out in front of the warm hearth with your family. However, you can only enjoy these moments if your fireplace and chimneys are fully functional. Have professionals inspect your fireplace and chimneys.

5. Inspect your gutters.

Avoid ice dams from forming on your gutters by making sure your gutter systems are clog-free. Gaps, cracks and holes should also be fixed before the frost sets in.

To make sure your gutters are ready for any season, choose Gutter Helmet! Your trusted gutter experts from Gutter Helmet of Michigan will gladly answer all your questions about our excellent product. Call us today at (800) 824-3772. We serve Wyoming, Michigan.