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Five quick tips to get your home ready for Winter

snowflakesThese are five easy things you can do to get your home ready for the chill of winter.  Being proactive winterizing your home can result in substantial savings in the cost of heating your home.

  1. Roof repairs: If you can safely get onto your roof to inspect for missing shingles or other factors that may lead to a leaky roof, now’s the time to do it! If not, call in a professional organization and have them take care of the rooftop work for you.
  2. Seal it off: Inspect doors and windows to ensure that the weather-stripping is in good condition. This will keep your house warmer and cozier in the winter months.
  3. Hot stuff: Make sure that your heater and ventilation systems are in good working order! Clean out accessible ducts and replace filters where necessary.
  4. Chimney sweep: Creosote, a black substance that builds up in the chimney when wood is burned, can cause chimney fires. Inspect your chimney for creosote and call a chimney sweep to keep your fireplace safe and functional.
  5. Gutter check: Now’s the time to clean out those rain gutters again! If you want to do it yourself, make sure that you can safely access the gutters and then scoop out any debris, blast the drains clean with a high-powered hose, and repair any leaks you may find along the way.
Tim Cash
Tim Cashhttp://www.cashsofclarksville.com
Retired First Sergeant.  Served with the 101st and the 160th SOAR(A).  Spent 16 of my 20 years in the Army in Clarksville/Fort Campbell.  Married to Pamela Ann and have one daughter Ashley.  I am passionate about our city and our great country. I am a Realtor along with my wife Pam here in Clarksville.  Also serve on a non-profit association board.  Beyond that, I enjoy working in the yard and practicing the art of keeping Nishikigoi (Koi Carp)
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