Winter Preparation Checklist for Your Woodstock Home

prepare for winterDon’t wait until the holidays are in full swing and the weather has chilled to do some winter preparation for your Woodstock home. Now is a great time to get your home in gear for the harsh temperatures and winter weather, ensuring that you can relax and enjoy the season. Read on to find out what you need to do around your home, and be sure to call Davis Paint Company for home repairs and house painting services.

  • Check smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. You should replace the batteries and check that they are functioning properly as well.
  • Seal air leaks for energy efficiency. We can help you reduce your energy bills by caulking and sealing your home to ensure the heat stays in this winter.
  • During the summer, you should be running your fan counterclockwise to send warmer air up to the ceiling. However, during the winter you should reverse the direction. When the fan blades spin clockwise, they will pull warm air down from the ceiling, warming up your living area and allowing you to run your heater less.
  • Have your furnace inspected well before you expect to actually start running the heat, so you can catch any problems early and avoid a breakdown when its’ really chilly.
  • There’s nothing as comforting as relaxing in front of a cozy fire during the winter, but it’s important to properly maintain your chimney. You should have it inspected and cleaned annually by a certified chimney specialist.
  • Check your home for rotting wood. It will only degrade as winter temperatures and precipitation take their toll, so it’s important to have any rotten wood replaced promptly, and stained or painted to protect from further weathering.

From caulking, deck staining, siding replacement, and exterior painting, to popcorn ceiling removal, drywall repair, wallpaper removal, and interior painting, we can help you keep your Woodstock home in peak condition. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at your Woodstock home!

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