Winter is upon us, and with it comes the need to prepare our homes for the colder months ahead. This process, known as “winterizing,” and is essential for protecting your home to ensure that it remains safe and comfortable throughout the winter. If you’re a property owner, it’s especially important to make sure your property is winterized to avoid damages, repairs and costly winter maintenance.
Simple tips for winterizing your home:
1. Inspect and repair your roof:
Check for any damaged or missing shingles, and repair any leaks as soon as possible. This will prevent any damage to your interior caused by leaks.
2. Seal windows and doors:
Check for any gaps or cracks around windows and doors and seal them with weather stripping or caulking to prevent drafts and energy loss.
3. Insulate your pipes:
Insulating your pipes will help prevent them from freezing and bursting in extreme cold temperatures.
4. Service your furnace:
Have your furnace serviced by a professional to make sure it’s in good working condition. This will ensure that your home stays warm and safe all winter long.
5. Clean gutters and downspouts:
Clean out any debris from your gutters and downspouts to ensure proper drainage and prevent water from freezing and causing damage.
6. Maintain landscaping:
Clear your property of any leaves, branches or other debris that may block walkways or cause damage to the property.
PGM Property Management will handle all the winter related issues that your property may face. We work with the property owners to establish a winterization plan to prevent damages and costly maintenance issues.
If you’re a property owner, it’s important to take the necessary steps to prepare your home for winter.
By following these tips and working with a professional property management team, you can rest assured that your home will be prepared to withstand the harsh winter weather.