Preparing to winterize your Ohio home may take a back seat to many other preparations for the holiday season.
Before you get lost in shopping for gifts and hanging lights, it’s important to winterize your Ohio home. Is your roofing in Columbus, Ohio, prepared for heavy snow? Are your windows and doors well-insulated?
Here are six tips you can use to winterize your Ohio home before really cold winter weather hits.
Assess your attic’s insulating capacity
Check the condition of your attic insulation. Or you can call Muth & Company roofing for an energy efficiency audit. Too little attic insulation allows dollars to flow out of your roof in the form of warm air.
Clean the gutter system
Clean out leaves and other debris before they become covered by snow. Clogged gutters can contribute to ice dams and other kinds of severe damage to your roofing system.
Your windows can allow a large amount of cold outside air to seep into your home. If replacement is not an option, use caulk and weatherstripping to seal drafty windows.
Replace your furnace filter
A new filter keeps indoor air clean and allows your furnace to run more efficiently, providing energy savings.
Install draft guards
Drafty doors are also responsible for wasted energy. Roll up a towel or buy a draft snake to block drafty spaces under your door.
Change the ceiling fan’s direction
The clockwise rotation of a ceiling fan pushes warm air down, making rooms feel warmer.
Keeping you and your family comfortable this winter is one of the goals of Muth & Company Roofing. If you’re in need of any assistance in winterizing your home, feel free to contact us at (614) 682-3060. We’ve been trusted by Columbus, Ohio, for roofing and other exterior improvement services for more than 20 years!