With the holidays right around the corner, we know you’re preparing your home for parties and guests. In order to guarantee your home is ready for hosting, we’ve compiled a checklist for you to ensure your home is all set and ready for the season.
You’ll need to check that your windows are properly sealed to keep your guests warm and your heating bills low. If you notice any cracks, you may need to replace them as well. Plus, you’ll want to ensure that your windows are clean and clear, ready to display your beautiful holiday decorations and so your guests can see the beautiful snow falling. You should also check your doors and windows to see if your weatherstripping is in good condition. Along with your front door, confirm your door is tight and fixed on its hinges and your doorknobs are nice and fitted. While ensuring your windows and doors are all set and sealed, switching the direction of your ceiling fans will help to circulate warm air throughout your home.
When thinking about the exterior of your home, be sure to replace any outdoor lights that may have gone out. Since it gets darker earlier, lots of outdoor lighting is needed to keep your guests safe. Additionally, sweep off your sidewalk, walkway, and porch so your visitors don’t trip on any debris, plus it will make your home look clean and inviting.
You should also check for damaged shingles on your roof. With the winter weather on the way, you will want a sturdy roof that can battle the elements. As you’re outside, take the time to clean out your gutters from leaves, dirt, and whatever else may be in them so water can flow properly. This will help to prevent them from bursting in case water cannot flow and freezes. Look at your trees too. If you see any low-hanging branches, trim them to avoid branches breaking and falling and causing more damage.
Take a good look at your siding too, looking for damage and making certain there aren’t any temperature leaks. If left unchecked and damage is there, it could get worse and then you will have more issues on your hands. Read our blog here about why new siding is crucial. Lastly, you may want to have a generator on hand. No one wants to be without power in the event of a storm.
Before your guests arrive to celebrate and enjoy the season, see that your unfinished projects become finished. We hope these preparation suggestions help get your home in tip-top shape for your guests. Many of these tips can help with a quick fix, but may not be a long-term solution. That’s where the pros at Royal Home Improvement come in. Let our team take care of you to ensure your home is winterized and ready to battle the elements. Call us today at (877) 85ROYAL for your free in-home estimate.