How to Prepare Your Home’s Exterior for Winter Weather

As winter approaches, it’s crucial to ensure that you prepare your home’s exterior to withstand the challenges of colder temperatures. Taking proactive steps to winterize your home can not only improve energy efficiency but also prevent potential damage.


1. Windows:

Inspect them for cracks, gaps, or damaged seals, and seal any openings with weatherstripping or caulk. Properly sealed windows prevent drafts and heat loss, keeping your home warm. Also, consider installing storm windows, which provide an additional layer of insulation and protection against cold air.


2. Siding:

Check for any signs of damage such as cracks, holes, or loose panels. Repair or replace damaged siding to prevent water infiltration and heat loss. A clean siding surface is also important, so use a pressure washer or a soft brush and soapy water to remove dirt, mold, and mildew. Applying a weatherproofing sealant or paint tailored to your siding type adds an extra layer of defense against moisture and harsh winter elements, prolonging the life of your siding.


3. Roofing:

A thorough inspection of your roof is crucial. Look for missing, damaged, or loose shingles and ensure that flashing around chimneys and vents is intact and properly sealed. Clean out gutters and downspouts to prevent clogs, which can lead to ice dams and water damage. Trimming overhanging branches minimizes the risk of falling debris damaging your roof during winter storms.


If you notice it’s time to replace your windows, siding, or roofing, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experts at Seashore Construction to prepare your home’s exterior for the winter. We have the knowledge and experience to ensure your home will be safe, warm, and comfortable this winter.