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Winterizing Your Summer Home

The end of summer is here, temperatures are starting to drop as well as the leaves on the trees. Time to prepare your summer home/cottage for winter and we found this article from Bob Vila with tips on winterizing:

– Evaluate. Check the property, the foundation/siding for cracks or damage. Inspect the interior for signs of damage or potential hazards and take care of them before they spread or become a larger issue.

– Clean the Gutters. Often overlooked, keeping the gutters clear of debris will help with potential ice dams in the winter and snowmelt come spring.

– Inspect the Roof. Check for damage/missing shingles, dark or discolored areas, “soft” spots. Make repairs as necessary.

– Turn off Gas & Electricity. Turn power off at the main panel, leaving circuits for your alarm system engaged. Unplug all appliances to avoid problems in case of lightning. Gas should be shut off at the main pipe, but to be safer call the gas company to suspend service for the winter.

Be sure to go to Bob Vila’s website to read more tips on preparing your summer home for winter.


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