Home exterior Preparations  (Winter)

A home’s exterior if not managed properly can have costly effects throughout the winter months. Ice dams, fallen tree limbs, chimney fires, frozen pipes are just a few costly and potentially dangerous events that can occur during the cold season. Urbanyardology recognizes that all our clients homes are generally the largest investment they’ll ever make. So naturally, we as a company want to make sure you protect that investment. We came up with a list of costly problems that could potentially add to those winter Blues. Remember as a homeowner the works never done.

Gutters– Remove any debris that could prevent water from flowing. This is one step to ensure ice dams don’t occur.

Now if this is out of your comfort zone please hire a professional to do this gutter job for you. Urbanyardology maybe?  😉

Fireplace -be sure to to have it cleaned annually. Built up creosote can lead to fire in your chimney which could easily spread. Many critters can see an opportunity to nest in your chimney which may also have catastrophic results.

Chimney cleaning service

Frozen pipes- make sure to have lawn irrigation blown out before the water in the lines freeze. If you have an unfinished basement without a heat source make sure all pipes are rapped. Be sure to shut off outdoor water spicket from inside basement, then turn on from the outside to rid any excess.

Irrigation Services

Trees-  look up!! Do you see any potential trouble spots like dead limbs over any structure on your property. Stinky snow load and winter winds can bring these down without warning. Protect yourself and your home by having them removed by someone with the right equipment.

Tree Services central Maine

Tree Services southern Maine

Homeowners…keep ahead of potential problems and continue to GROW your home.

2 thoughts on “Home exterior Preparations  (Winter)

  1. As a home inspector in a high fire hazard area, I always recommended that my Clients ensure that there is a spark arrestor/rain cap on the chimney, even if using natural gas as the fuel. Here in San Diego, if a spark from your chimney causes a fire that burns down the neighborhood, or more, and they can prove it, you and your insurance are going to have a wonderful time paying everyone’s deductibles, firefighting costs, etc.

    • It’s amazing to hear about different people’s stories especially when it comes to a home’s exterior. It’s all about location location location. What may work in one place definitely won’t in another. That’s why it’s great to share with people. On that note… Thanks for sharing 😉

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