Are you ready for winter? Use this guide to prepare your home and your homeowners insurance Plainville CT.

Winter’s underway, bringing cold weather, shorter days, and holiday merriment with it. Is your home ready? Aside from stringing up your holiday lights and decorating your tree, there are some other things you should do to prepare your house for the winter. Get your home and your Plainville, CT homeowners insurance ready to weather the winter by doing these things.

  • Clean out your gutters. The leaves have probably all – or at least close to all – fallen from your trees, meaning a lot of them are likely sitting on or in your gutters. That can be a problem since it could make it impossible for melting snow to drain off your house. Clean debris from your gutters and downspouts before the snow starts in earnest.
  • Pretty soon, you’re going to be relying on your furnace to keep your house warm. Make sure it’s up to the task by inviting a professional out to come and inspect it. It’s much better to take this preventative step now and avoid a breakdown when these professionals will be busy this winter.
  • Check your house for any cold drafts. Also, grab a nickel and look for any gaps between your doors/windows and exterior walls into which it can fix. Where you find gaps or drafts, use caulking or weather stripping to stop the leak of warm air out and cold air in.

In addition to these to-dos, it’s also a good idea to meet with your insurance agent. He or she will be able to work with you to prepare your homeowners insurance in Plainville, CT to weather the winter. Rest easy during the cold months by contacting North American Underwriters. Serving Plainville, Bristol, Farmington, and all of Connecticut, we’re here to help you get ready for the seasons ahead. Don’t renew until you call NAU!