Winter is almost here. While this can be a beautiful time of year filled with holiday well-wishes and many fun activities, the extreme cold and snow can also be damaging to your home or business.
In this post, we’ll share 3 ways to protect your home or business from snow this winter.
1. Clean Out Your Gutters
After the final leaves have fallen from the trees on your property (and before the first snowfall), consider taking some time to clean out your gutters. Not only will this help to clear out all the leaves that have found their way into your drainage system, but it will also help you identify any blockages that may have developed over the summer.
Why is this important?
Well, if you don’t clean out your gutters now, when the snow begins to melt in the spring your roof won’t drain properly. This can result in severe damages to your house or property and end up costing you thousands of dollars.
You can either decided to do this cleaning yourself or you can choose to hire a professional gutter cleaning service. However, if you choose to do it yourself, make sure that you’re taking the appropriate safety precautions.
2. Clear Snow from Your Roof
Most roofs are designed to withstand a large amount of force to protect your home or business from the elements. However, sometimes our harsh Canadian winters can be too much for the infrastructure to handle. Heavy snowfall can put undue pressure on the roof of your home or building and result in damage.
In order to prevent this from happening, consider removing the excess snow from the roof of your building if you think it might cause damage.
Again, if you decide to do this yourself, always make sure you’re taking the proper steps to ensure your safety. You can also consider hiring a professional.
3. Remove Snow from Your Driveway/Walkway/Parking Lot
It’s important to make a point of regularly removing snow from your parking lot, driveway, walkways, sidewalks, and all other similar surfaces on your property. Not only is this appreciated by your employees, customers, friends, or family who visit your property but it can also save you money.
If you don’t keep these areas clear, the snow sitting on top of these hard surfaces might begin to melt during the day and freeze again during the night. This means water will seep into cracks before expanding when it freezes during the night.
Next thing you know, when the snow is completely melted, you might notice that large cracks have developed in your pavement.
Also, removing snow from your property helps avoid fines from the city.
Looking for Snow Removal Services in Edmonton?
Earth and Turf Landscaping provides a number of snow removal services in Edmonton designed to keep your property safe this winter.
Please contact us today to learn how we can keep your property free of snow!