Albany, NY and the Capital District aren’t exactly known for mild, warm winters. We’re far more likely to see bone-chilling cold and snow coming down sideways than calm days and balmy temperatures. But on the bright side, there are few greater pleasures than watching the snowfall from the inside of a snug, toasty house.
Of course, to experience that pleasure, you have to make sure your home is ready for winter – and Giuffre Contracting is here to help! We regularly take on a wide range of home improvements for Capital District homeowners, and we’d be happy to tackle your pre-winter to-do list. So, without further ado, here’s our list of the top three things you should get taken care of before winter starts.
1) Make sure your attic is properly insulated.
Heat rises, so all the heat that your furnace or radiator in the basement generates will eventually make its way up to the attic. And if your attic insulation isn’t up to par, that heat is going to go straight through the roof and outside of your home, wasting energy and money.
2) Get roof repairs taken care of now.
Albany winters are tough on roofs. If fierce winter winds aren’t ripping off shingles, constant snowfall and ice dams can lead to links. Winter can be a challenge for a roof that’s in good repair, but for one that isn’t, a bad winter could lead to catastrophic leaks and even dangerous situations.
That’s why you need to call us for roof repair now. Whether you have a single small leak or you want a professional to give the whole roof a once-over, our team would be glad to help. We’ll make sure your roof is in top shape and ready for whatever the winter may bring.
3) Get your gutters checked and replaced if needed.
Gutter problems often make themselves known in the fall. After all, gutters under stress aren’t likely to hold up well under falling leaves and the increased precipitation that the autumn season brings. And this is a blessing because it gives you time to get your gutters checked and fixed before a brutal winter brings more damage.
The good news is that we’re here to help. Ask us about seamless gutter installation. We can install brand-new, seamless gutters for your home, stopping leaks in their tracks and keeping your foundation safe from snowmelt and other precipitation.
The bottom line is simple: a smart homeowner is one who takes advantage of the fall to get ready for the winter. And Giuffre Contracting is here to help you do just that! We serve homeowners throughout Albany, Clifton Park, Latham, and the rest of the Capital District, so don’t hesitate. Call us today and let us get your exterior ready for the cold months ahead!