Keep Your Home Safe During the Winter

Keep Your Home Safe During the Winter

The seasons are changing and as the days get shorter and shorter, it may be time to ready your house for the upcoming winter season. When the temperatures dip below freezing, there are various vulnerable areas of your home that are subject to potential issues that you may want to fix. If the thought of spending the next few months shivering doesn’t sound appealing, you may want to consider installing spray foam insulation. It is one of the most effective insulation options. Here tips to keep your home safe during the winter:

1. Insulate Your Pipes

During the winter, outside water can burst your exterior pipes. To avoid frozen pipes, disconnect all the garden hoses and drain any water left in outdoor spigots. If you have an automatic sprinkler system, be sure to drain it as well. You can also avoid burst pipes and frozen pipes inside your home by insulating your pipes with foam. Insulating it prevents heat loss from the pipes between the faucets and the water heater.

2. Inspect the Roof

Before the first snowfall, inspect your room to be sure it is safe during winter. Check for any roof damage, loose, or missing shingles that may cause leaks when the snow melts or during harsh storms. Ensure the seals around the vent stacks and chimney are intact as well. Avoid any leaks by applying spray foam to your roof. Insulation will slow down the heat transfer to keep your home warm during the winter. Also, poorly insulated roofs contribute to the harmful growth of molds which can be detrimental to your family’s health. Ensure they are safe during the winter by insulating your roof.

3. Prevent Water Penetration

Water penetration through walls is one of the largest reasons for growing health-risking bacteria. Moist places give rise to mosses and fungi. These can cause allergic reactions and cause respiratory problems. Keep your home safe during the winter with spray foam. It enters every nook and corner of the walls and seals it completely. Thus, preventing the water from seeping and keeping all those health risks away. It improves the air quality indoors, which is essential to focus on health and comfort.

4. Seal the Windows

During winter, you may lose heat through the windows. It is good to consider adding storm windows, especially if you have an older home to protect your home from harsh weather. Another option is to keep the cold out by adding window insulation film. Spray foam provides an airtight seal for small gaps and cracks between windows and their frames. This blocks out cold air. By making sure the windows are sealed properly, you may be keeping your home safe, all while cutting your heating bill dramatically.

5. Melting snow leaks in the Basement

Melting ice and snow can push their way into your basement through the cracks, which creates a big problem. The best way to prevent this flooding from occurring is by checking your sump pump to ensure it is working properly. Clear out the drain clogs before the winter snowstorm. It is also important to ensure any cracks in the basement are sealed off.

Choose Sizemore Spray Foam

Is your home at risk of a hurricane this winter season? Don’t take any chances with potentially severe damage occurring. If you live in Florida, storm season is inevitable. Use Sizemore Spray Foam to insulate and protect your home during the winter. At Sizemore Spray Foam, we have a team of professionals trained and certified to apply SPF to a variety of homes, buildings, and other structures. Choosing to use our services will save you money in repairs if a storm hits. Get in touch with Sizemore Spray Foam to get started.