It’s hard to believe it’s already October. If you love the sights and smells of autumn as much as we do at Powers Premier Contracting, this month is a feast for the senses. From the smell of fireplace smoke and pumpkin spice lattes to the sight of pumpkin-filled porches and autumn leaves drifting on the breeze, there’s a lot to take in.
Fall is just kicking off in Minnesota, which means we’ve still got plenty of beautiful, temperate days to enjoy nature’s most colorful season. But once the leaves have all fallen, it won’t be long before we’re pulling out the big, comfy socks and cozy sweaters ahead of that first winter snow. If last winter found you snuggled up under several blankets trying to fight off the cold, your home may be due for some insulation updates.
There’s nothing quite like a soothing drizzle or a gentle autumn rain to delight the senses and soothe the soul. But when the clouds grow more ominous and bring strong winds and hail, it’s another matter entirely. Once the skies have cleared, the damage can be significant.
When the storm ends, take a moment to inspect the damage. Keep an eye out for signs indicating your roof is in need of professional repair. Missing shingles, cracked materials, holes, leaks, and detached roofing materials are all indications of severe storm damage.
You may not think about your attic often, but it actually plays a key role in maintaining your home’s energy efficiency and comfort. Your attic’s insulation is the key component that keeps temperatures consistent in your home. However, over time, your attic’s insulation becomes worn down and deteriorated, which causes your HVAC system to work harder to stay ahead of air leaks.