Written by Shawn Butterfield

Winter Home Improvement Tasks

The Winter Solstice doesn’t officially occur until December 21st, but in Minnesota we feel the winter weather much earlier than that. With temperatures dropping quickly (and earlier than usual), you need to make sure your home is ready for winter.

Here are four simple home improvement tasks to take on for winter:

  1. Roof Inspection/Repair

The earlier in the season, the better to have your roof inspected. The inspection will be performed that your roof is free from damage and can handle rain, snow, hail, or any other tricks the elements might have up their sleeves. If preliminary repairs can be made, it is best to catch them early.

  1. Attic Insulation

Attic insulation is most important during the colder months of the year. While snowstorms may rage outside, you can your home warm and dry with proper attic insulation. Proper attic insulation stops from putting too much strain on your heating system.

  1. Siding Replacement

The siding of your home is also one of the top considerations for home improvement before winter hits. Proper siding makes your insulation even more successful, so you shouldn’t notice a spike in your energy costs.

  1. Window Preparation

Most of the cold air or melted snow intrusion in winter comes from the windows. It’s critical to prepare them for the winter weather before it is at its worst. You can supplement your window’s weatherproofing by cleaning removable screens and replacing them with storm windows.

Request An Inspection Today!

Unpredictable storms create unpredictable problems. That’s why it’s important to choose the right roofing and siding professional to inspect the integrity of your home after a storm. It’s important to find someone who is local, properly certified, efficient, courteous, and available to complete your warranty work. All of which you’ll find working with Millersberg Construction. Contact us today at 507-301-3626 to request a free, no-obligation inspection or use our online contact form!

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