You think about how you will protect your Nashville home all year long. Each season brings unique challenges, including guarding against high winds, high temperatures, heavy rains, ice and snow, or other weather-related issues.
With winter storms just around the corner, now is an excellent time to consider the best ways to protect your home from all the damage that can occur. Keep reading to learn more!
What Are Four Important Ways You Can Protect Your Nashville Home From Winter Storm Damage?
Here are four of the most important things you can do to ensure your house weathers a winter storm!
- Ice dams can damage your roof and allow water to enter your home. We recommend calling a roofing company to come and chip away the ice if possible since climbing onto a frozen roof can be unsafe. We also suggest paying attention to your attic, if you have safe access, and looking for leaks or signs of ice in the wood under your roof.
- FEMA warns that house fires are common in a Middle Tennessee winter. Make sure only to plug one heating appliance in any outlet and keep anything flammable away. To avoid carbon monoxide dangers, ensure you never use a generator inside your shed, home, basement, or garage. It’s essential to check carbon monoxide detectors monthly to prepare them for emergencies.
- Prevent frozen pipes:
- Insulate water pipes that run through unheated areas of your home.
- Seal leaks
- Keep garage doors closed, especially if water supply lines are housed there.
- Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature during the day and night.
- Allow indoor faucets to drip – moving water is less likely to freeze.
- Drain outdoor faucets and sprinkler systems.
- Avoid winter drafts by weatherproofing any cracks in your window sills, door frames, and other places where cold air can get in.
Why Should I Partner With Ascension General Contractors To Storm-Proof My Nashville Home This Winter?
Hiring Ascension General Contractors means
- You’ll work with our experienced, dependable, licensed, insured, and fully bonded staff.
- Our experience and insurance industry relationships give us the unique ability to guide you through the often complicated process of working with insurance during the claims process.
- Ascension General Contractors is known for its ability to quickly align with your project to keep it running smoothly and on schedule.
- Our team can guide you through your residential and commercial improvements to make educated decisions that best fit your needs.
- Your Nashville friends and neighbors who have worked with us have some good things to say about what we do! Read their testimonials here.
We’re here to help you get your Nashville home ready for winter weather, and we can also assist with storm damage repair.
At Ascension General Contractors, we are committed to completing renovation and remodeling projects promptly and professionally. We are a full-service repair company and are proud to have served Nashville business owners and operators for over a decade!