Tips to Prep for a Heavy Snowfall This Winter
Colorado is a beautiful state throughout every season. From the color of the fall leaves to the perfect temperatures of summer, it is a place of beauty. With each season there are some preparations that people must do to make the seasonal transition easy on everyone. Winter is no exception to the rule. According to this year's Farmers’ Almanac, the state can expect a greater amount of snow than the previous years. In order to help you prepare for the snow, follow these tips to keep your home and family safe.
Keep Them Clear
Ice dams are not just a problem found in the rivers. They can appear in your gutters and cause major damage unless you are prepared. Here's what you should do:
- Inspect the homes drainage system. Look for parts of the gutters that have detached themselves the house. Have the gutters reattached firmly, so there is no gap between the house and the gutter?
- Clean the gutters out. There are a lot of things that can take up residence in your gutters. Have the debris removed and cleared to allow water from melting snow to find its way to the ground without any problems.
- Deal with the holes. If you find any holes in the gutter system, have them repaired to keep ice from forming and putting excess weight on the gutters.
Stuff Them Full
Insulation is a great way to keep your home warm during the winter months. Follow these tips to increase the coziness:
- Identify potential problem rooms. If there is a room in your home that seems colder than the rest, have the walls inspected for proper insulation placement.
- Use properly rated material. Having the right insulation makes a big difference, not just to your wallet, but also to your comfort. If the power goes out, the right insulation will keep the heat in and the cold out.
- Finding the right mix. Make sure to find the right insulation that works best. There are many types to choose from, but only one that is best for your home.
The roof of the home is the first line of protection. Consider these tips to keep your roof well-maintained.
- All loose shingles will need to be nailed down correctly to keep them from coming off this winter.
- Keep the roof clean from harmful material. Moss, mold, and debris are the biggest roof killers.
- Remove large amounts of snow to keep the weight to a minimum during the winter months.
The winter months of Colorado can provide a challenge to people caught off guard. If you have any questions or would like more help in preparing for the winter months, please give us a call today at Kyle Insurance Group - Affordable American Insurance or visit our website for more helpful tips and advice on how you can be prepared for the long Colorado winter.