Defending Your Home Against Winter Weather Problems: What New Homeowners Need to Know11/26/2018By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group The summer time is a favorite time of year for moving to a new home in Denver. For newbie homeowners, this is a time that is brimming with excitement and enthusiasm as you get to depart on a new path with your family while getting all moved in and settled. It's also a time of year when you have to start thinking about how you can defend your residence against the harsh elements of approaching winter weather that lies ahead as the seasons change. Should you be new to the arena of homeownership, here are some ideas to make sure your house is winter weather ready this season: Install Faucet Covers Repairing ruptured water lines and faucets is often a costly issue, particularly for new homeowners who've shelled out a lot of money to move to Denver to their new residence to start with. Prior to when cold weather sets in, be sure you install insulated faucet covers on each of the faucets on the exterior of your home. This is additionally a good time to inspect all vulnerable piping around your home and cover it up as necessary. Clean the Gutters If at all possible, you should have gutters with built in covers or screens to prevent leaves and crud from getting into the drainage reservoirs initially, but if not, then you need to make an effort to clean them out prior to when the cold weather has arrived. Clogged gutters get bogged down with water and extra weight should they be not draining properly, and this may lead to the gutters falling off your house. Clean the Walkways Foliage as well as other lawn rubble can get slippery when it starts to get rotten and decay in bad weather and also wintry conditions, and this might lead to slip and fall hazards. Have a hands-on method to protect your family members along with guests from an accident and blow the clutter away in advance of when wintry weather takes hold. Seal Doors and Windows Drafts use up valuable energy and may bring about more costly heating expenses when wintry weather sets in. Check every window and door in your home and determine if you're able to feel a breeze coming through. Foam strips are a rapid and affordable method to close up the drafts in doors and windows. They come in numerous different thicknesses as well as styles, and have adhesive backs, so they will adhere to just about any surface. In the future, you can consider purchasing storm or replacement windows and doors that should do a better job insulating your residence all climates and seasons of the year. Fireplace Evaluation and Cleaning Chimney fires genuinely are a hazardous issue that may be averted with a little attention in advance of when Mother Nature flips down the thermostat. Creosote buildup and bird's nests might possibly be the most frequent causes of chimney fires and may be cleaned out easily by a skilled chimney sweep, who will use specialized equipment as well as brushes to clean out soot and creosote debris. Furnace Upkeep Now is the perfect time to head over to the furnace, switch out the air filters, and make sure the machine is working as it should. Your furnace ought to automatically detect when the temperature drops at your residence and kick on appropriately. Once you have established that your furnace is working correctly, move around the house and check every heater vent to make sure they are open and clear of obstacles. Safeguard Patio Furniture as well as Grills Nasty winter weather elements might cause your outside grill as well as deck furniture to rust and rot. Prior to when winter begins, invest in a bbq grill cover and outdoor furniture covers. Clean your stuff, let it dry thoroughly, and afterwards carefully cover it for the winter. Seat covers, cushions, and pillows needs to be held in the car port until warm days show themselves once again in the springtime. Plan ahead and defend your residence and lawn equipment from the extreme elements of winter. By making sure your house is winterized during the fall months, you will save time and expense and not have to carry the stress of costly home repairs. We at A-1 Freeman Moving Group have all the labor and equipment on hand to help you move into your new residence, and can give you tips and advice concerning how to best safeguard your new investment once you are all settled in. Contact us today so we can assist with all your residential move to Denver!