Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 15, 2012
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration in the US, is offering tips to property owners on how to properly winterize their home or business. In an economic climate where many people do not have extra cash, these winterization techniques are both effective and cost efficient. It is mostly a matter of taking care of the basics.
Make sure that all of the storm windows in the home are shut and locked. There is a considerable amount of old air that can seep into your home through even the smallest cracks or openings. Blankets and shrink wrap insulation may be a viable option, along with rolled up towels placed at the bottom of the window. Storm doors are also recommended over screen doors, and those windows should be covered as well. If there are any leaks, they can be corrected through caulking or weather stripping.
The attic should not be overlooked when winterizing. If the attic fan is left running, it will pull heat right up and out of the house. Look for any signs of leaks or other openings to the outside. If there is exterior light visible in the attic, then there is a leak. Also, check to make sure that the attic is equipped with the proper amount of insulation. If the floor joists are visible, then there isn’t enough there to do the job. Fiberglass insulation rolls are available at the local home improvement store and provide an inexpensive winterizing fix.
Most of the cold air that gets into a home does so through the doors, or rather around and under them. Weather stripping around the doors will solve most of this unwanted airflow problem. Draft guards may also be purchased or made from rolled up towels or pillowcases.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading water restoration providers in the United States, with service in 30 states and more being added every month. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.