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How to Prepare Your Home for New Hampshire Weather

1/17/2024 (Permalink)

Have you heard the saying, "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute," well that couldn't ring more true for our region? With dramatic shifts in weather patterns, from sunny skies to sudden snowstorms, preparing your home for the fluctuating New Hampshire climate is crucial. Here at SERVPRO® of The Seacoast, we bring you a comprehensive guide to protect your dwelling.

1. Reinforce Home Insulation

Owing to the chilly New Hampshire winters, efficient home insulation is imperative. Not only does it maintain a warm and comfortable interior atmosphere, but it also reduces energy consumption. Don't forget to insulate your loft, and wall cavities, and seal off drafts around windows and doors.

2. Schedule Regular Roof Inspections

Given the heavy snowfall and occasional hailstorms New Hampshire faces, regular roof inspections can preempt leakages or collapse. This preventive measure is crucial in the early detection and repair of any weaknesses or damages.

3. Invest in Storm-Proof Windows

The region can experience brutal winter storms and hurricanes. Investing in heavy-duty, storm-proof windows can stand against high winds and flying objects.

4. Clear out Gutters and Downspouts

Fall in New Hampshire is synonymous with falling leaves, which can clog your gutters and downspouts. Regular cleaning can prevent water buildup and icicles during winter.

5. Protect Your Plumbing

As temperatures plunge, unprotected pipes can freeze and eventually burst, causing significant water damage. To avoid this, insulate your pipes and allow faucets to drip slightly to keep water flowing.

6. Have a Backup Generator

Frequent storms often leave residences without power. Having a backup generator can ensure uninterrupted power supply, safety, and comfort for your family.

7. Keep the SERVPRO® number handy

Despite all preparations, if your home still falls victim to the unpredictable New Hampshire weather, be sure to have our number readily available. Our professional damage restoration services operate round the clock, ready to respond swiftly to get your home back to normal.

Preparing for New Hampshire’s changing weather is no easy task. However, our checklist benefits homeowners to make well-informed decisions regarding home maintenance in this diverse climate. While we can't control the weather, we can certainly equip our homes to withstand it.

Remember, no matter the unanticipated weather challenge, SERVPRO of The Seacoast is always 'Faster to any size disaster', enabling your life to get back to normal as quickly as possible.

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