Winterizing your HomeEarly fall is a great time to consider home repair projects in anticipation of winter weather. The home experts at Masterworks Painting & Remodeling are here to help with all your home repair needs. From interior to exterior home repair and remodeling, Masterworks is proud to serve Fairfax and surrounding Virginia areas all year long!

Checklist for winterizing your home

With the help of pre-winter maintenance tips from U.S. World & News Report, your home will be ready for the next season.

Check alarms

Check the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Make sure your alarms are functioning and audible. 

Check the roof and gutters

Inspect the roof and gutters for functionality. Remove fall leaves and debris from gutters. Trim any low lying branches on the property. Snow and ice can weigh heavily on tree branches which can be hazardous to buildings and structures. Our roof and gutter installation team can assist with repairs now so snow and ice don’t create property damage this winter.

Check for cracks and leaks

Cracks and leaks around windows and doors result in high heating bills and inefficiency. Our siding and window contractors can repair cracks and leaks in windows to keep hot air inside. Consider replacing drafty windows with new energy efficient windows.

Check airflow

Check that attics, basements, and crawl spaces have adequate insulation. Control airflow by reversing ceiling fan blades to move clockwise. As hot air rises, the clockwise moving fan blades push air downward circulating the warm air.

Check the furnace and chimney

Schedule an annual chimney sweep and furnace tune-up in the fall. Damaging chemicals can build up in the chimney which must be safely removed for security. Changing the filter and cleaning air ducts in the furnace keep it running efficiently and effectively.  

Taking a few preventative steps this fall can bring you added holiday cheer this winter. Knowing your home is winter-ready gives you peace of mind to enjoy all that the winter season brings. For expert home improvement contract work, contact Masterworks Painting & Remodeling at (703) 263-3302.

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