Tips to Reduce Winter Damage to Your Home

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How you can protect your home from damage this winter.

Because winter weather conditions tend to be more extreme, homeowners need to take precautions to protect their property and loved ones.   Here are some of the things that you should do around your home to prevent damage caused by winter weather.

  • Check for Dead Tree Branches

You should check the trees on your property for any dead or diseased branches.  During a winter storm, high winds and heavy snowfall can cause these branches to fall down.  These falling branches can strike your property or your neighbor’s property, causing significant damage.  Removing compromised tree branches now will save you this trouble later.

  • Close Your Fireplace Flue

When your fireplace is not in use, you should make sure to close the flue.  Leaving your flue open will allow cold air, water, and even vermin to enter your home.

  • Ask a Neighbor to Check Your Home

If you are going away for the holidays, then hire a house sitter or ask a neighbor to check up on your home.  This way, someone will be able to call for help if your home sustains damage or is broken into.

Clear Snow and Ice from Your Walkway

If you receive heavy snowfall or if temperatures drop below freezing, then you need to remove the snow and ice that accumulates on your driveway and the walkways leading up to your home.  Shoveling the snow and salting your walkways will ensure that visitors do not slip and injure themselves while on your property.

These are some of the steps that you should take around your home to protect it from winter weather.  Are you looking to buy or sell this holiday season?  If so, then contact the experts at Brighton Escrow.  Serving the Hermosa Beach area, we are ready to offer you the top-tier escrow service you deserve.