Unsettled, Stormy Fall Weather Predicted for Hermantown?
The Farmer’s Almanac predicts that many locations will see snowflakes fly during November this year and a few significant snowfalls before the start of this winter season. Our teams in Aitkin, Carlton, and West St. Louis Counties respond to storm damage emergencies in Hermantown every year. The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety offers these tips to prepare your home for winter.
Invest in a generator
This can be especially crucial when temperatures are below freezing, leaving your home vulnerable to frozen pipes. Determine if a portable or permanent generator is the right solution.
Prevent ice dams
When replacing your roof:
- Talk to your contractor about adding an ice and vapor moisture barrier
- Consider roof heat cables along the eaves of the roof to prevent ice dams. Ensure the heating cables are UL Listed, FM Approved, or Canadian Standard Association (CSA) Certified.
- Enclose?Solid Fuel Burning Appliances in Attics.?Solid fuel-burning appliances?contribute to warm air build-up and should not be placed openly in the attic space.
Replace insulation, making sure it has an R-value. The higher the R-value, the greater the effectiveness of the insulation.
Upgrade your appliances if they are more than ten years old, and install a programmable thermostat.
Upgrade your windows and doors if windows or doors show signs of aging or have gaps or other areas of concern.
Our local team in Aitkin, Carlton, and West St. Louis Counties is Here to Help ® when your Hermantown home or business has storm damage. Call us today at 218-879-6141.
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