By Angela Epley
The American Dream has evolved over the years, but home ownership remains a cornerstone of that grand vision: according to a recent Gallup poll, 34% of Americans still say real estate is the best long-term investment. Of course, the cost of owning a home includes much more than a mortgage, which is why it’s so important to protect your home against seasonal weather threats.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so it’s usually less expensive to invest in preventive measures and costlier to fix something after the fact. And while weather across the entire nation may be more or less extreme depending on the region, there are a few tried-and-true ways to protect your home during seasonal transitions.
As temperatures warm and greenery returns to the landscape, homes and buildings begin to thaw out. Look for damage caused by ice and snow that might make spring showers unpleasant:
Mother Nature’s vitality is in full swing during this seasonal transition. This is the time to fortify against heavy showers, as well as any exterior landscaping such as flora and fauna that can’t be brought inside:
Guard against extreme heat and hurricanes — both of which have been making more headlines in recent years:
The daylight hours begin to give way to longer nights, so take care of these tasks before the temperatures plummet:
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