About Winter Storms

Your best defence against severe winter weather is to make sure you’re ready before it arrives.

Canadians are pretty savvy and well-seasoned when it comes to tough winters. But there’s always more you can do to get ready when bad weather hits. Most regions in Canada can expect winter extremes at some point, including blizzards, high winds or ice storms. Here are some steps you can take to make your home more energy efficient and weather-tight no matter what comes your way.

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In many cases, the best place for you to stay in severe winter weather is home so you’re not taking risks by walking or driving on dangerously slippery roads and sidewalks.

It’s important to ensure that your home is ready to buffer the elements before winter hits. We can help you make small adjustments to keep the cold weather outside, your home intact and you and your family warm inside.

In many cases, the best place for you to stay in severe winter weather is home so you’re not taking risks by walking or driving on dangerously slippery roads and sidewalks.

Helpful Products Checklist for Preparing for Snow and Ice Situations:

  • Caulking and Sealant
  • Stones and Bricks
  • Construction Adhesive
  • Door Mats
  • Door Sweeps and Weatherstripping
  • Extension Cords
  • Faucet Cover
  • Insulating Foam Sealant
  • Insulation
  • Ladder
  • Pipe Insulation
  • Roof Coatings
  • Roofing Caulk
  • Roofing Felt and Underlayment
  • Roofing Shingles and Tiles
  • Storm Doors
  • Thresholds
  • Saw Horse and Workbench
  • Screwdrivers
  • Construction Adhesive
  • Hammers
  • Measuring Tape
  • Nails
  • Wood Screws
  • Caulking and Sealant
  • Stones and Bricks
  • Construction Adhesive
  • Door Mats
  • Door Sweeps and Weatherstripping
  • Extension Cords
  • Faucet Cover
  • Insulating Foam Sealant
  • Insulation
  • Ladder
  • Pipe Insulation
  • Roof Coatings
  • Roofing Caulk
  • Roofing Felt and Underlayment
  • Roofing Shingles and Tiles
  • Storm Doors
  • Thresholds
  • Saw Horse and Workbench
  • Screwdrivers
  • Construction Adhesive
  • Hammers
  • Measuring Tape
  • Nails
  • Wood Screws

Is your Family Disaster Kit ready?

Stay prepared:

Click here to download our Disaster Kit checklist.

FAQ About Preparing For Winter Storms

Once a storm hits, the best thing to do is to hunker down in your home (unless conditions are extreme and you’ve been advised to evacuate to a shelter).

If you’ve assembled all your essentials beforehand, you should have what you need to stay warm and dry — even if the power goes out or if the bad weather persists over many days. Some repairs may have to wait for spring, but here’s what you can do to recover if you’ve lost power, have frozen pipes or need to clear your property of deep snow.

Once a storm hits, the best thing to do is to hunker down in your home

Helpful Products for Recovering from a Winter Storm

  • Anti-icer and/or De-icer
  • Broom
  • Buckets and Mop Pails
  • Camera
  • Cleaning Solutions
  • Desiccant
  • Fans
  • Furnace Air Filters
  • Ice Melter Products
  • Kerosene
  • Large Plastic Containers
  • Mould and Mildew Cleaners
  • Pellet Burning Stove
  • Plastic Sheeting
  • Portable Generator and Fuel
  • Portable Water Heater
  • Propane and/or Gasoline
  • Pruning Shears
  • Rags, Cloths and Sponges
  • Reflectors
  • Snowblower
  • Snow Rakes, Shovels and Brushes
  • Space Heaters
  • Squeegees
  • Wet/Dry Vacuum
  • Anti-icer and/or De-icer
  • Broom
  • Buckets and Mop Pails
  • Camera
  • Cleaning Solutions
  • Desiccant
  • Fans
  • Furnace Air Filters
  • Ice Melter Products
  • Kerosene
  • Large Plastic Containers
  • Mould and Mildew Cleaners
  • Pellet Burning Stove
  • Plastic Sheeting
  • Portable Generator and Fuel
  • Portable Water Heater
  • Propane and/or Gasoline
  • Pruning Shears
  • Rags, Cloths and Sponges
  • Reflectors
  • Snowblower
  • Snow Rakes, Shovels and Brushes
  • Space Heaters
  • Squeegees
  • Wet/Dry Vacuum

Looking for More Winter Storm Preparation Checklists?

Stay prepared:

Click here to download our Winter Storm Preparedness & Clean-Up PDF.

FAQ About Recovering From Winter Storms

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