▪ Check the gutters and the hardware that anchors them in particular.
▪ Inspect the attic for water seepage or condensation
▪ Verify the efficiency of basement floor drains
▪ Examine foundation walls. Check to see if cracks have widened.
▪ See if the flashing on the roof, the vents and chimney are in good condition, and make sure drains on a flat roof are clear.
▪ Observe the natural slope of the ground around the house
▪ Examine the general condition of wooden decks and balconies.
▪ Confirm good natural ventilation in the crawl space (If you have one)
▪ Inspect and repair roofing shingles or membrane (For a flat roof) as needed.
▪ Inspect and repair the exterior clapboard or stucco walls if necessary.
▪ Check the brick facing and redo weak mortar joints.
▪ Examine the condition of doors and windows.
▪ Carry out any necessary interior paint jobs.
▪ Repaint exterior wooden surfaces as needed, ideally at the end of the season.
▪ Clean electric baseboard heaters and test them to make sure they’re in working order.
▪ Check the condition of the central heating system, fireplace (Including the chimney) and hot water tank.
▪ Examine and reapply weather stripping around doors and windows if necessary
▪ Inspect the attic and more sure the vents are clear.
▪ Clean the gutters and flat roof drains (After the leaves have fallen.)
▪ Shut the vents to the crawl space (If it’s heated in winter)
▪ If you carefully inspect and maintain your house during the warmer months, you’ll be able to reserve the winter months for small do-it-yourself projects and your favorite leisure activities.
Information by Smartmoves.ca