Fall Preparations For Your Ohio Home

With fall here and winter coming, have you prepared your Ohio home? Our harsh cold weather season means that by fall, our homes need to be winterized in preparation of the inclement weather we should soon expect. High winds, freezing rain and snow storms can cause problems for travel as well as our homes; is your home ready? Here are some tips from Window Nation in Cleveland to help you prepare your Ohio home for the cooler weather that will be here before we know it!

Sep 13, 2013

With fall here and winter coming, have you prepared your Ohio home? Our harsh cold weather season means that by fall, our homes need to be winterized in preparation of the inclement weather we should soon expect. High winds, freezing rain and snow storms can cause problems for travel as well as our homes; is your home ready? Here are some tips from Window Nation in Cleveland to help you prepare your Ohio home for the cooler weather that will be here before we know it!

  1. Have your furnace serviced to make sure that it’s ready for the winter. The last thing you want is for the furnace to stop working on the coldest day of the year; having a fall service will help identify any problems that need to be taken care of with your home’s heating system.

  2. Purchase a new storm door for your entry door system. Storm doors are effective at insulating the most-used door in your home and can help protect your home from drifting rain, snow and high winds.

  3. Clean out the gutters. Leaves and other debris can build up in gutters and you want them running freely this winter, so cleaning gutters is a must in the fall.

  4. Have your fireplace and chimney cleaned. You can clean your fireplace yourself but you should bring in a professional to clean the chimney and check the damper to ensure it’s closed tightly to prevent drafts.

  5. Install new energy efficient replacement windows; Cleveland natives know that the pros at Window Nation can do this quickly and with absolute precision. If your current windows are old and drafty, new replacement windows will make your home more air tight, ensuring you don’t lose your heating costs out your windows.

  6. Put the air conditioner away. It may make you sad to see it put away, but to keep it protected over the winter months, you must dust and clean your A/C unit before covering and storing for the winter.

  7. Have new reinforced vinyl siding added to your home. This virtually maintenance free siding option can help insulate your home while giving it a beautiful makeover that will make your home the envy of the neighborhood.

These fall preparations can help make your home more comfortable this winter as well as protect it from all the misfortunes that can happen over the winter months. If you are looking to make updates to your home, like having windows replaced, adding vinyl siding or installing a new storm door, look no further than Window Nation in Ohio. Our exceptional installers are certified to install windows, siding and doors exactly the way the manufacturers specify, making sure they are as airtight as possible, which will protect your home better. For information on our installation services or to see our window, siding and door options, please visit our showroom in Cleveland or give us a call today to set up your first consultation!

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