Don’t wait until the first frost or snowfall to prepare your house for winter. Here is a checklist of items to help you make sure you’re ready for winter:
* Turn off and drain all of your outdoor plumbing.
* Clean the gutters of any debris. Also install gutter downspout extensions a minimum of four feet from the house for the winter months.
* Take a good look at the shingles. Make sure none are missing or curled up. Also check for signs of leaks – i.e., stains, cracks, damp spots – and make sure you seal the cracks.
* When ice and wind storms hit your home, you don’t want to be without power for very long. A Kohler standby generator runs on propane or natural gas and is connected to your home’s existing gas lines. A transfer switch monitors electrical activity coming into the home, and when that activity stops due to a power failure, the transfer switch kicks in – in as little as 10 seconds – and the generator has your power up and running again.