Safeguard your home’s exterior to prepare for the cold months ahead
INSTALL HEATING CABLES
REPAIR LOOSE SHINGLES
PREP YOUR EAVESTROUGHS
CAULK WINDOWS AND DOORS
TURN OFF EXTERIOR FAUCETS
Clear leaves and debris from your gutters with a small garden trowel to ensure proper drainage for when snow or freezing rain hits.
Be prepared to move garden tools, outdoor décor and other outdoor items into safe keeping during the colder months to avoid weather damage or rusting.
A new exterior door will not only boost your curb appeal, but will help insulate your home, and increase your homes energy efficiency and safety.
Think ahead! Ensure your driveway is in top condition before the show hits. The best time to repair a driveway is on a warm, sunny day, with temperatures no lower than 10 degrees Celsius.
Sealing drafty windows and doors with weather-stripping can reduce your annual energy costs.
Proper siding will prevent water from entering the foundation of your home, and is a quick and affordable installation to keep the cold out.
ESSENTIAL STORAGE ITEMS
FALL STORAGE TIPS
Install shelving, hooks and hangers in your shed or garage to store seasonal power tools, equipment and accessories.
Add storage cabinets in your garage to organize small to mid-sized objects.
Add a rolling island in your garage for mobile storage. It could also serve as a handy workbench.
Use totes with lids in your shed or garage to keep patio furniture cushions and accessories dust and moisture-free during the winter season.
Install lighting to improve visibility in larger sheds.
If you are building a new shed:
a) Determine the type of shed that best suits your storage needs.
b) Check with your local building codes before pouring a concrete pad foundation.
c) Build a subfloor for your shed.