Okay, maybe not yet. But cooler weather will be here before you know it – will you be ready? Now is the perfect time to make sure your home is ready too. You’ve often heard an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Well the same holds true for your home. Repairs required after systems or components fail are usually more expensive than the cost of regularly scheduled maintenance and service. Also, there are some simple and inexpensive measures to take to maximize energy efficiency such as checking weather stripping , thresholds, and door bottom seals. Also, checking the seals around all the windows and doors to minimize heat loss.
A good place to start is at the top. Your roof should be checked annually , especially as Fall sets in, for missing shingles or tiles, ridge and hip cap; valleys should be clean of leaves and needles or debris, without rust; plumbing & ventilation jacks should be should be intact and properly weatherproofed with an appropriate mastic or caulking; and stands or platforms supporting mechanical units (e.g. HVAC or evaporative coolers) should be secured, sealed and weatherproofed. Don’t forget to cover that evaporative cooler for the winter. This will minimize heat loss through the unit. While on the topic of heat loss, the greatest source of heat loss in homes, typically, is through the ceiling. Have your ceiling insulation checked, and if necessary, add to it. This could lower your heating costs in the winter and cooling costs through the summer months.
Kershaw Construction is offering a special weatherization promotion. If we find that something needs repair, and you would like to use our services, the inspection fee will be applied to repairs. For only $49.99 the Builderdudes will:
- Check for missing shingles or tiles
- Inspect ridge and hip cap
- Check valleys
- Check plumbing & ventilation jacks
- Check stands and platforms supporting mechanical units (e.g. HVAC or evaporative coolers)
- Check cover on evaporative cooler
- Check ceiling insulation
To make an appointment please call, 559-322-9222 or reply to this email. To get the appointment time you prefer, scheduling sooner is better.
Happy home service and repairs to you and your family,