This weather has been a surprise for most Vancouver Island residents, and it seems that the worst isn't over yet! The 2017 Farmers Almanac calls for a mix of snow and showers in our region till the end of January 2017. So, this winter, when it comes to your home, taking a look at a few of these areas could save you a lot of headache and money.
1. Make sure your gutters are obstruction free, catch basins are open, and ditches are clear.
2. Check your roof for heat loss.
To assess your roof for heat loss, step outside and take a look.
Is the snow melting unevenly, or is there a uniform cover over the entire roof?
If you see some localized melting this is probably where heat is escaping from your home. If you own an newer home and don't see any issues with your roof, we generally advise that you stay out of your attic. Attics are sensitive envrionments, and are best left untrafficked.
In our experience, a lack of insulation and improper ventillation are just the beginning of a long list of issues that cause heat loss. So, if you do see any evidence of this, we reccomend you contact a professional.
3. Drain exterior pipes.
If you're having trouble in any of these areas, or have any other issues needing immediate attention, please don't hesitate to contact our expert team at : 250 248 1069