The year is going by fast and it is hard to believe we’re already looking at the end of fall. It’s no secret that the Maryland weather can be brutal, so it is incredibly important to take the time to prepare for the coming season. Our team at Griff’s Pressure Washing Services has put together a quick list of tips for preparing your home’s exterior for winter.
Inspect Areas of Exterior Wood for Paint Damage
Ice and snow can cause significant damage to wood surfaces. That’s why it is important to paint, caulk, and seal all exposed areas of wood such as siding or trim. Take a look around and see if there are any spaces that need immediate attention including around windows and exterior doors. And, if necessary, have them pressure washed prior to painting to help remove excess grime or debris.
Check Areas of Drainage
A big part of preparing for ice and snow includes looking at areas of drainage around your home. This includes both gutters and low-sloping areas. Check around the foundation to make sure the soil hasn’t settled to the point of puddling near the home after rains or during snowmelt. You should also check to ensure your downspouts are pointed in the right direction. Essentially, You mostly want to make sure there’s enough space for water to move away from the home.
Hire a Qualified Pressure Washing Company for Pre-Winter Cleaning
There are multiple areas of your home that need residential pressure washing services prior to the onset of winter. That’s why it is important to hire a knowledgeable and qualified company like Griff’s Pressure Washing Services.
The most common areas that need power washing during the fall season include windows, guttering, and any decks or patios. Why? Dirt and grime plus fallen leaves from the summer end up trapped behind ice and snow during the colder months. As the debris sit there, they start to rot and can cause damage to the surface underneath. By making sure everything is clean before winter weather arrives, you can help prevent serious damage.
Not Just Your Home You Need to Prepare
As a bonus tip, it is important to remember that preparing your home for winter is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to prepping for the season. Your RV, jet ski, boat, or other pieces of outdoor equipment could also use a bit of tender loving care before the seasons change. Even your patio furniture could use a good pressure washing before the ice arrives, so be sure to ask us about how we can help.
Winter may be coming, but there’s a lot you can do to keep your home and other personal items in top shape through the season. Keep these tips in mind as you prepare for the cold season.
Are you ready to learn more? Contact our team at Griff’s Pressure Washing Services for more information or to schedule an appointment.