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4 Tips on Waterproofing Your Home This Winter

Rainy season is here! 

Damp and water damage can take a serious toll on your home and lead to major repair bills. Unlike fire, which is a rare, cataclysmic event that you’ll definitely notice, water damage can build up over time, even years, until a problem that you could fix in an afternoon becomes a major disaster that will require hiring contractors and spending thousands of dollars.

Fortunately, there are some easy fixes that you can carry out yourself. These won’t only prevent possible water damage, but can even add to the value of your home.

1. Check your perimeter drains, they can be out of sight, out of mind but can do a lot of damage over the heavy rainfall in the basement or crawl space 

2. Have your roof checked if it’s coming to the end of its life - You don’t want a leak!

3. Inspect all gutters to make sure leaves are clear so there’s no build up or cracks for water to leak through.

4. Wooden doors and window frames can swell in wet weather, and improperly installed windows and doors can let in moisture. Sealing them can be as simple as applying silicone and well worth the extra effort. 

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