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Is Your Home Ready For Winter? Here is Your Home Winterization Guide.

Home Winterization Guide

It’s not too late to prep your home for winter

True View’s Pre-Winter Maintenance Checklist As a homeowner, property maintenance is a must. By properly maintaining your home, you can save yourself time, money and avoidable headaches. Neglect can easily cause extensive damage over a harsh winter to your home and bank account.

By following our winter maintenance checklist you will be prepared for the inclement weather and potentially avoid additional expenses.


True View’s Pre-Winter Checklist


- Clean gutters & Downspouts (above ground downspouts should discharge 3-5 ft away from your home)
- Examine the roof for seam failure, loose or damaged shingles
- Examine flashing around chimneys and other roof protrusions for damage


- Trim back tree branches away from your home and roof
- Examine the health of trees close to your home
- Clear debris out of all exterior drains/Driveway/Patios & Drywells
- Seal all driveway, walkway, patio, retaining wall, foundation cracks, ect…
- Winterize sprinkler system, hose bibs & store away exterior hoses


- Remove door and window screens & install storm windows
- Inspect windows for cracks - Install weather stripping for openings around doors, windows and garage door seams
- Check operation of all smoke and co detectors & replace batteries
- Buy batteries for flashlights, lanterns, ect…


- Service your heating system
- Insulate basement and garage supply piping
- Service your generator & insure adequate fuel supply
- Have your fireplace flue inspected and cleaned

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