If you haven’t noticed by now, this is a friendly reminder that winter is merely a few days away! Especially with climate change happening around the world, it’s tough to know what to expect each year. If your property isn’t properly winterized, you could find yourself dealing with the negative consequences, which can range from severe issues to relatively minor energy loss.

There are plenty of things to keep in mind to prepare for cold weather. For example, you might want to ensure that your gutters are clear of debris and that the drainage from the gutters is flowing properly. Additionally, exterior wood elements like decking, siding, or trim are especially prone to warping or other damage in colder weather, so this may be a good time to paint, caulk, and seal those items. One last suggestion would be to test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors – homes are often closed up during winter, making carbon monoxide a much bigger danger than usual.

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