As exciting as it can be to see snow banks melt away in the spring, it can be equally nerve racking if your home isn’t well protected. Late season snowfalls can be heavy here in Alberta, and when all that snow and ice finally decides to melt it can create lakes, rivers, and streams across your yard and next to your house.
The winter months can do a number on your home’s heating bill. As you crank up your furnace to keep yourself comfy and cozy, snow and ice builds up around your house and the chill tries to sneak inside. It’s a constant battle, fought by insulation, weather stripping, and double-glazed windows, as you try to keep the heat in and the cold out.
The last thing you want to worry about when the rain starts pouring is for water to seep into your house. A few simple preparations will help you make sure that your home stays weather and water proof so you can enjoy the relaxing pitterpatter of raindrops on windows and not the anxiety-inducing drip-drip of a leaking roof!
This spring we’ve been getting a lot of rain in the Edmonton region. That’s great for our lawns and gardens, but not always our foundations!
And how to make it as green as possible!
Here comes the summer!