As a roofer for the past 25 + years, Chad Muth knows quite a few tips for winterizing your home.
Here’s Chad’s top 5 tips for your winterizing your home, areas you should focus on when preparing for another harsh Columbus, Ohio winter.
Start At The Top When Winterizing Your Home
Clean all debris off roof and clear out your gutters and down spouts. Check flashing details to make sure nothing is pulling loose, that the caulk hasn’t cracked or deteriorated and that the flashing is in good condition. This will prevent clogs and keep water from overflowing into your home’s foundation.
Insulate Your Attic
Improper attic insulation is the number one reason for heat loss in winter. So make sure your attic is properly insulated.
Winterizing Your Home Includes Windows
Remove window screens and install storm windows to provide an extra layer of warmth that will keep you more comfortable while saving on heating costs.
Gardening season is long over so put the hose away until spring. It’s also a good idea to cover the spigot with an insulated cover. These are inexpensive and available at home improvement stores.
Don’t forget the sump pump
Remove the freeze plug from the sump pump drain coming out of the house into the ground. This is important to prevent the water lines from freezing and breaking which can cause thousands of dollars in damage.
Bonus – Don’t Forget Your Extended Service Plan
If all of this sounds overwhelming, Muth and Company Roofing offers a special program to make winterizing easier. Our Extensive Service Plan (ESP) can do the big winterizing jobs for you. We offer a comprehensive inspection of the entire roof, gutters and attic and give you a written inspection. This includes:
- Cleaning debris from roof and gutters
- Re-nailing all gutter spikes
- Caulking all necessary flashing
- Painting all flashing details on roof
- Inspecting attic and evaluate for proper venting, insulation, bath fans etc.
Chad is happy to share his expertise with Columbus, OH area homeowners to make this winter a bit easier to get through. Contact the friendly, knowledgeable professionals at Muth & Company Roofing to schedule an ESP inspection for your home! 614-882-0900.