It's time to get ready for winter, so let's be proactive and get started on household winter prepping tasks now! Here are a few tips to help you ensure your home and property are weather ready for the winter.
Keep out cold drafts and reduce your
heating bill at the same time. Weather-
stripping your windows, doors, and attic access
points are an excellent trick. Make sure you strip your windows by type: double-hung windows require both self-adhesive foam insulation and V-channel weather stripping while casement windows only require self-adhesive foam insulation.
EASY FIX FOR WINDOWS
Install air-tight plastic window film across your window frames. This creates an effective temperature barrier that will save you energy while lowering your heating bills. Window film only takes a few minutes to install, and requires no tools.
KEEP THE OUTDOORS OUT
Roll type insulation can be used anywhere in your home, but it's ideal for covering long, unobstructed areas in attics and crawl spaces. It can be easily cut to fit any size and comes in faced and unfaced varieties. Faced insulation is used in exterior walls as well as attics, finished basements, ceilings,
OUTSIDE THE HOUSE
Don't forget about your yard, garden, deck, or patio. These parts of your home need to be prepared for winter too. Use the right snow removal tools and equipment, including snow blowers, salt, and shovels to deal with ice and snow head on.
TIP: Your terracotta planters can be prone to cracking and breaking at freezing temperatures. One tip is to wrap them in insulating material, such as burlap, old blankets or even bubble wrap.
Winter can get cold for a lot of Canadians. A little bit of preparation can do a great deal to protect your home and give you peace of mind.