Home Winterization Companies Rutland VT
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The Home Depot(802)786-6900
299 US Rt 4 East
Goodro True Value Of Killington(802) 422-3469
Gilmore Home Center(802) 468-5676
Route 4 A
E.c.crosby&sons A True Value Store(802) 293-5111
49 Mill Rd
NeighborWorks of Western Vermont(802) 438-2303
110 Marble Street
West Rutland, VT
West Rutland, VT
Noble Ace(802) 773-2758
261 N Main St
Nail It Down Hardware(802) 446-2133
34 Maple Street
Brandon Lumber & Millwork(802) 247-6000
11 Grove St
The Hardware At Rochester(802) 767-4200
Rt 100 Main Street
Ben Franklin Fair Haven(800) 642-7392
111 E Park Pl
Fair Haven, VT
Fair Haven, VT
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Preparing Your Home for Winter
When the cold weather of winter approaches, there are several weekend home improvement projects that a homeowner should do. These projects are simple one or two day tasks that will get the home in better shape for the winter. These home improvement projects are not difficult to do and but can make a big difference to a home in the winter.
Seal Leaky Windows
If you want preserve energy and keep your utility bills low in the winter, then you definitely want to seal your windows. When you have drafts in your windows, you can lose a lot of hot air from your home out the window. This means that although you may keep the thermostat at 72 degree, your house always feels much colder or the furnace is kicking on every 20 minutes. By sealing your windows you can help keep the warm air in your home and the cold air outside. Depending on how many windows you have in your home, this may only take you an hour or two.
There are two ways that you can choose to seal your windows for the winter. You can purchase plastic film covers that are simply stuck onto the window or you can use removable caulk to seal the window. Both of these products will work but some people prefer one over the other depending on their windows. With a plastic film covers double sided tape (which is usually included in the window kits) is placed around the window frame and then the plastic covering is tightly placed over the entire window. With removable caulk, take the caulk and pipe it over any cracks or movable parts of the window where air may escape or come in. The caulk and the window films can be removed easily when spring and warmer weather arrives.
Clean the Gutters and Downspouts
If you live in colder climate were you get snow or ice storms, you need to make sure that your gutters and downspouts are completely cleaned out before winter. Some people assume that if they have gutter guards that they won’t have leaves and debris in their gutters but this is not always the case. While up by the roof, it is also a good idea to check the shingles on the roof to see if any need to be replaced as well. Take a hose to the downspouts to make sure there are no obstructions inside them. If you happen to have a clog in your gutters or downspout in an ice storm you may find your gutters hanging off your roof by the end of the storm or water entering your home. Cleaning and checking on the gutters and roof should not take more than few hours if that...
Preparing Your Yard for Winter
Winter is quickly approaching, which means that the weather will change dramatically in most of the United States. It is important to prepare not only your home but also your yard for the upcoming cold Winter weather and storms. Preparing your yard for winter means that you will protect your sprinkler system, your garden, and your grass from the harmful cold, frost, snow and rain that can occur during the winter months. If you prepare properly for the winter then your plants and grass will come back in the spring months better than ever.
The first thing you need to do to prepare your yard for winter is to winterize your sprinkler system if you have one that is located in the ground. If you have a sprinkler system, more often than not the company who sold you the system would be able to come out and clear the system of water for you. Or you can do this yourself. You will need to shut off the water feed to the system and then drain all of the water from your sprinklers. You don't want the water to freeze in the pipes which could cause damage. In addition to the sprinklers you should remove and drain all yard hoses. These can also contain excess water that will freeze. Just go ahead and put them in a safe place for Winter such as your garage or tool shed. Yard tools, mowers, rakes and any other yard tools should also be stored away for the season.
This is a good time to clean all your tools before storing them to keep them in tip top shape. It is also a good idea to give your mower a good cleaning and drain any excess fuel. If you have yard furniture you should either store it or invest in a sturdy weather cover. Wood can warp and become damaged. Fabric cushions can get wet and become moldy. Protect all outdoor furniture early since you can get a rain storm or even snow earlier than you expected. Once all your tools, furniture and water systems are ready fro Winter you can move on to your yard. The fall is the best time to winterize your lawn and protect it from the frost. The roots of the grass are growing deeper into the ground during the fall even though the grass stops growing. You should have your lawn fertilized and seeded in the month of September and then give it a second seeding in the month of October. Make sure that you do not cut your lawn past the first or second week of October to protect the grass.
This is also a good time to aerate your lawn. Don't forget to rake away any dead grass cutting and leaves. The next...