How to Protect Your Home from Winter Weather

As the temperatures begin to drop in Pennsylvania, you’re probably starting to leave your home only once you’ve dressed in several layers of clothing to keep warm. While you can easily bundle up during the winter, you probably can’t find a jacket big enough to fit your house.

Thankfully, there are a few things you can do in order to protect your home from harsh winter weather.

Insulate Everything

Insulation keeps heat inside and cold air outside of your home, and without the proper insulation, you put your home and your own comfort at risk. If your walls get too cold, the pipes inside them could freeze and potentially burst, leaving you with a big mess.

Besides preventing major plumbing problems, insulation prevents energy and heat loss — helping keep your energy bills lower. Plus, the more warm air that stays inside, the comfier you’ll be throughout winter.

Empty Your Gutters

If your gutters are clogged with debris, water will pool in them and freeze in the cold temperatures. All that resulting ice can weigh down your gutters, pulls at your facia, and make its way under your shingles, damaging your roof.

Trim Nearby Branches

When snow and ice buildup on tree branches, those branches can be weighed down and potentially knock into your home. This can damage your shingles, break windows, or caused a branch to fall onto your home and damage it structurally.

From Gutter Helmet to Helmet Heat, our skilled technicians have the knowledge and tools to help you protect your home against the cold this winter. For more information or to schedule a service, give us a call at 610-372-4383.