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Getting Your Home Ready for Winter

The cooler temperatures are starting to begin again. As we go about our day and the weather reminds you of the seasons we are about to get into you might be thinking about what you need to do in order to get your home ready for these colder months. Pro-Washer understands the need to take care of a home and what is involved with doing so as we are your exterior home cleaning experts. Here are some things to consider for your home with the colder season ahead.

  1. Seal Your Home Up

As winter comes you’re going to want to make sure that your home is all sealed up. Taking the time to do this will help in keeping your home warm and lowering the cost of your heating system. When there are cracks and gaps in your home they can let out the hot air from your home causing your heating system to work harder. Go through your home, checking to see where the cracks and gaps are in your home and then buy the necessary materials to fill them with weather stripping and sealing components. This will make your home warm and your utility bill lower.

  1. Seal Your Deck

Taking the time to seal your deck is important. As the professionals in the power washing and sealing business we know that leaving your deck unprotected in the winter can cause serious repercussions. Depending on the type of sealant that you have used, a deck typically should be resealed every year. If you haven’t sealed it this year yet there is still time! When a deck goes unsealed especially in humid climates and in regions that get a good amount of snowfall it can cause the deck to start rot and decay. The constant cycle of wet and dry, swelling and shrinking of your deck with the moisture of the snow can cause it to warp, split and crack. So, ensure that your deck is protected through this year’s winters.

  1. Check You Furnace and Ducts

Your furnace hasn’t been turned on in a while so it is advantageous give it a go before the cold weather really sets in. In addition to this it’s important to get your furnace serviced every year to make sure that it is working to optimal level. This will help to save you money as well. While we are going through your central heating system it’s important to go through and make sure all the duct work is properly sealed. When this isn’t done you can actually be losing about 20% of the air that flows through them meaning that you’re paying more when you don’t have to.

Getting ready for winter can be challenging, but in doing so you’ll be able to save more in the long run. Wilson’s Power Washing and Sealing understands what it means to take care of a home especially when it comes to having to seal different aspects of your home. So, take the time now to seal up your home to make sure that the warm isn’t getting out and the cold air in. Seal up your deck to make sure it’s protected this winter. Finally, make sure to get your furnace tuned and ensure that the duct work is sealed. Call us today if you need your deck seal before this winter and we will be happy to help!

By Wilson's Power Washing and Sealing 9-12-2017

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