Defending Your Home From Winter Weather Problems: What New Homeowners Need to Know11/26/2018By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group The summer time is a preferred time of year for moving to a new home in Denver. For newbie homeowners, this is a time that is brimming with thrill and eagerness as you get to depart on a fresh path with your family while getting all moved in and settled. It is also a time of year when you need to begin considering how to safeguard your residence against the harsh elements of upcoming 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 Fixing ruptured water lines and faucets is often a costly problem, particularly for new homeowners who have paid out a lot of money to move to Denver to their new residence to start with. Before cold weather sets in, be sure you install insulated faucet covers on each of the faucets on the exterior of your home. This is also a great time to examine all vulnerable piping around your house 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 foliage and crud from getting into the drainage reservoirs initially, but if not, then you need to make an effort to clean them out before the cold weather has arrived. Blocked 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 Leaves as well as other yard 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 risks. Have a hands-on method to protect your family members as well as guests from an accident and blow the clutter away in advance of when wintry weather sets in. Seal Doors and Windows Drafts use up valuable energy and can bring about more expensive heating expenses when wintry weather begins. Check every window and door in your house and see if you're able to feel a breeze blowing through. Foam strips are a rapid and reasonably priced way to close up the drafts in doors and windows. They come in a number of different thicknesses as well as sizes, and have adhesive backs, to make sure they will stick to almost any surface. Later on, you can consider purchasing storm or replacement windows and doors that should do a significantly better job insulating your residence all climates and seasons of the year. Fireplace Evaluation and Cleaning Chimney fires genuinely are a hazardous problem that may be averted with some attention in advance of when Mother Nature flips down the thermostat. Creosote buildup and bird's nests might possibly be the most frequent reasons for chimney fires and may be cleaned out rapidly by a professional chimney sweep, who will use specialized equipment as well as brushes to clean out soot and creosote debris. Furnace Maintenance Now is the perfect time to head over to the furnace, switch out the air filters, and ensure the machine is working as it should. Your furnace should automatically identify when the temperature falls at your residence and kick on appropriately. Once you have established that your furnace is working correctly, move around the home and examine each and every heater vent to make sure they're open and clear of obstacles. Protect Outdoor Furniture as well as Grills Nasty winter weather elements might cause your outside grill as well as patio furniture to corrode and rot. Prior to when winter sets in, invest in a bbq grill cover and outdoor furniture covers. Clean your stuff, let it dry completely, 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 more in the springtime. Plan ahead and defend your residence and yard stuff from the extreme elements of winter. By making sure your house is winterized in the fall months, you will save time and expense without having to carry the stress of pricey 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 will give you advice and tips concerning how to best safeguard your new investment when you are all settled in. Contact us now so we can assist with all your residential move to Denver!