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Winterize Your Home

  • Install storm shutters, doors and windows; clean out gutters, repair any roof leaks, and have a contractor check the stability of your roof in the event of a large accumulation of snow.

  • Insulate walls and attic. Caulk and weather-strip doors and windows. Install storm windows, or cover windows with plastic from the inside.

  • Have safe emergency heating equipment available. For residences with functioning fireplaces, keep an ample supply of wood.

  • Install and check batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

  • Make sure you have sufficient heating fuel; you may have difficulty obtaining fuel in the immediate aftermath of a bad storm.

  • Service snow removal equipment, and have rock salt on hand to melt ice on walkways. Kitty litter can be used to generate temporary traction.

  • If you need to winterize your home or require an emergency repair, contact us at 718-469-4679.


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