Archive for the ‘Winterize’ Category

Outdoor Water Pumps

Outdoor Water Pumps   The weather has definitely changed and it is time to get that outdoor water pump ready for winter. If you have a well and water pump and intend to use them throughout the winter, you will need to make sure the pump does not freeze.  They can be expensive to replace.  One […]

Posted December 11, 2011 by chris in Winterize

Check That Roof

Check That Roof   Roofing is one of the most important and most expensive projects on a home–and it’s often the one homeowners like the least. Regardless, it is vital to the protection of your family from the elements.  Fall is a great time to have it inspected.  Freeze and thaw plays havoc on asphalt shingles much […]

Posted November 25, 2011 by chris in Winterize

Insulate Those Pipes

Insulate Those Pipes   Got a crawlspace?  It’s a sure bet that if you have water pipes in it they will freeze if not properly insulated. You can choose from a couple of types of pipe insulation.  One is much like the insulation in your walls and attic.  It is small rolled strips of fiberglass that […]

Posted November 22, 2011 by chris in Winterize

Speaking of Insulation

Speaking of Insulation   What about your walls and attics?  Are they insulated?  In attics you want no less than twelve inches (12″) of insulation.  Heat rises and easily escapes through the roof. There is an old adage which says snow on the roof is good.  What that means is if your roof is able […]

Posted November 22, 2011 by chris in Winterize

Weatherstripping Windows and Doors

Weatherstripping Windows and Doors   Have you ever held candle near an outside door in the winter?  I have, and I’ve seen it flicker from the gale force winds coming through the gaps.  The furnace was working overtime and it was still cold in the house. It is a scientific fact that the wind blows longer and harder in […]

Posted November 22, 2011 by chris in Winterize

Clean Your Gutters

Clean Your Gutters   When the leaves are coming, down they always seem to find your gutters and downspouts.  It’s time to clean them out! Plugged gutters cause more roof leaks in the winter than in any other season.  This is because a plugged gutter causes the formation of an ice dam. This is how […]

Posted November 22, 2011 by chris in Winterize

Prepare Your Heating System

Prepare Your Heating System   One of the most important tasks to perform in your home for winter is preparing your heating system. Furnace Check Before cold weather arrives, get your furnace checked by a qualified heating and cooling technician.  They will make sure your unit is running in a clean and efficient manner.  They will also […]

Posted November 22, 2011 by chris in Winterize