Winter is on its way — have you done everything you can do to protect your home? With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season already underway, we’re guessing that the answer is no. In today’s post, we’ll provide you with three tips that can help you keep your home safe this winter. Whether you’re staying here for the holidays or you’re heading somewhere warm, we hope that you’ll come to Blue Springs Siding and Windows for all of your home improvement needs. From door installations to new windows for your entire home, we can do it all! Read on to learn more about how you can protect your home as the temperatures drop this winter.
Winter Safety Tips
Never Turn Off Your Heat
Many Kansas City homeowners will be leaving town to visit friends and family this holiday season. If you’re planning on leaving your home for any length of time, then make sure that you’ve invested in a heating inspection and that your thermostat never goes lower than 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Although it can be tempting to turn your heat completely off while you’re away, doing so will allow your pipes to freeze, and you may come back to a completely flooded home. Water damage is the last thing you want to deal with this holiday season, so you may want to have a neighbor periodically check on your home while you’re away.
Inspect and Clean Your Chimney
There’s nothing quite like a warm fire in the winter. Many homes in the Kansas City area have built-in fireplaces that can keep the whole family warm, and yours may have already received some use this season. Inspecting your chimney for soot buildup is an important winter maintenance task that is easily forgotten, so add it to your to-do list if you haven’t gotten around to it already. Extensive soot buildup can prevent smoke from leaving your home, and it can also create a fire hazard. Make sure that Santa has plenty of room to come down the chimney, and call a professional if you don’t have the time to clean your chimney yourself!
Invest in a Door Installation
Door installations are beneficial in a variety of ways, but improved security is perhaps the most important. Many of the homes in Kansas City and the surrounding areas were built decades ago with wooden doors that are now brittle and not as strong as they once were. Theft tends to increase during the month of December, and while it’s unfortunate that we have to discuss it at all, protecting your home and everything inside should always be one of your top priorities. At Blue Springs Siding and Windows, we offer a number of door installation options that can help you improve your home’s security and boost its curb appeal. We have strong entry doors that can protect the front of your home, and we also have durable storm doors that can provide you with even more protection. We also offer durable, long-lasting sliding patio doors that can provide you with an unbeatable view of your backyard while also increasing your security.
We hope that this post will help you keep your home safe this winter. Stop by Blue Springs Siding and Windows to learn more about door installations and the other great home improvement services we offer!