Is Your Home Prepared for Winter’s Arrival?

Is Your Home Prepared for Winter's Arrival?With the harsh New York winter conditions making their way in, it becomes increasingly more important for homeowners to safeguard their homes by partaking in preventative measures. Gathered are some vital home maintenance tasks that must be completed before the heavy rains and snow arrive:

  • If your gutters and downspouts are filled with debris, they will not be able to properly protect your home. Clear these zones to make way for running water.
  • There are two specialists you need to hire: a roofer and an HVAC specialist. The professional roofer will ensure that there are no damages that may cause an unruly flood this winter, and the HVAC specialist will keep you warm during the winter and cool during the summer.
  • Speaking of your HVAC systems, make sure that the weather stripping in your doors and windows is secure, and replace if necessary. When you have gaps in the weather stripping cool air can make its way in, forcing your HVAC systems to work that much harder.
  • Before the rain and winds kick in, you will want to have any trees with loose or hanging branches to be maintained so that falling branches do not become hazards.

For all of your homeowners’ insurance needs in Tarrytown and Westchester County, contact Allan Block Insurance Agency.