During the summer months, you may be enjoying the sunshine. The last thing on your mind may be winter. But, during the summer, it is easier to prepare your home and get it ready for winter. At Gallina and Sons, serving Pittsburgh, PA, we want to remind you that your homeowner’s insurance policy requires you to properly maintain and care for your home. Here are a few of the things you can do during the summer months to help maintain your home and get it ready for winter.
Trim Back Your Trees
During the summer months, take the time to examine your trees for any damage or disease. Also, take the time to trim back your trees and cut away dead or damaged limbs. This can prevent a limb from unexpectedly falling and hitting your home or a car.
Repair Cracks in Your Concrete and Asphalt Surfaces
The summer months are also a great time to repair cracks in your concrete or asphalt surfaces, such as your driveway, patio or walkways. This can help to prevent someone from tripping or slipping.
Have Your Roof Inspected and Repaired
Lastly, have your roof inspected and have repairs done. This can prevent an unexpected leak during the winter months. Also, making repairs is harder in the winter months due to the icy conditions and cold temperatures. Spring and summer are the perfect seasons to have roof repairs completed.
Preparing your home for winter can help to decrease the chances of unexpected events happening, such as roof leaks or someone slipping and falling on your property. Unfortunately, though, you cannot stop every unexpected event from happening. This is why having a great home insurance policy is so important. If you are in the market for your first homeowner’s insurance policy or you want to purchase a new one to protect your home in the greater Pittsburgh, PA area, turn to Gallina and Sons. Contact us today and let us help you.