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How Inadequate Winterization Can Cost Homeowners

Last updated 5 years ago

This winter season, you should make sure that your home is ready to handle the cold weather. In addition to having your attic inspected for insulation issues, you should also make sure that your pipes are properly wrapped so that they do not burst. Performing these and other winterizing procedures will prevent the costly issues that we have listed below:

Heat Loss
During the wintertime, heated air can leak out through doors, windows, fireplaces, and other areas of the house. Along with making your house cold, leaking air can also raise your electricity bills significantly, since your furnace will have to work extra hard in order to maintain the set temperature. You can avoid this issue by having leaks identified and repaired by a winterizing contractor.

Clogged Gutters
Gutters are designed to keep water flowing off a roof and into a proper drainage place. However, they can also become clogged with leaves and other debris, causing water to remain on a roof. Once this water has been allowed to sit for a while, it can rot the house’s exterior, cause foundation damage, and promote termite activity. If not fixed in a timely manner, these issues will ultimately cost thousands of dollars to repair.

Roof and Attic Damage
Sometimes, home attics are not insulated properly for the winter weather, which is a serious problem. A poorly insulated attic will not be able to keep heat inside of the house, causing energy bills to go up significantly. Additionally, inadequate attic insulation can lead to an ice dam forming on the roof, causing expensive roof damage and attic flooding, among many other costly issues.

No homeowner wants to deal with the above-mentioned problems. So, if you are worried that your house has not been properly winterized, do not fret. Bak Brothers Remodeling, Inc. on the North Shore can come to your residence and get it ready to handle the remainder of the winter, leaving you with peace of mind. We specialize in winterizing and remodeling houses, so contact us today at (224) 205-4731.


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