Getting Your Home Ready For The Winter
While Orange County is known for our beautiful sunny skies, even in Southern California, winters can bring cold weather and freezing temperatures. To keep your home well maintained during the winter it is important to perform some of these tasks around the house.
Helpful checklist to prepare for winter:
- Inspect your heating and AC system
- Caulk and seal exterior siding and wood. Paint if necessary
- Seal brick and concrete
- Clean gutters and examine the drainage
- Clean chimney if you have one
- Check smoke detectors
- Close the pool and shut down sprinkler system
- Cover patio furniture
Preparing your concrete for the winter
One of the less obvious items mentioned above is sealing your concrete sidewalks, driveway and patio slabs. Replacing the existing concrete around your home can be expensive so it is an item that is often forgotten, but is very important to properly maintain. Over time, concrete will develop cracks which can allow water to penetrate and freeze in them. Once frozen, the size of the cracks will increase, further deteriorating your concrete and making your house look old and worn down. Weather proofing your Orange County home can help seal and protect your concrete from any potential winter damage.
To protect your concrete, we begin by applying sealants into any existing cracks and then put a layer of polymers on top of your concrete to shield it from rain, hail, snow and even harmful UV rays. For your garage, consider adding an epoxy floor coating to help freshen up a typically drab area of the home, while protecting the cement floor against snow, rain and mud.
If you live in Orange County or the surrounding area and need help getting ready for winter, contact us today. We provide free consultations and can help protect the concrete around your home so it will last for many years to come! Contact us now: (714) 499-7386 or request a quote via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We service Orange County, San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, and San Diego County.