Monday, December 21, 2015

Prep Your Home for Vacation

Phil's Main Roofing 
26 Fitch Street, Norwalk CT
(203) 838-4545

Leaving on a jet plane this holiday season? Before you pack your bags and get on your way, be sure your home is safe and secure. We know that getting ready for vacation can be stressful, so we’ve put together the below checklist to help you get your home in order before you walk out the door:

Set alarms. Let your security company know that you will be away and make sure your security alarms are working properly. It also helps to give your security codes to close family members, neighbors, or friends.

Ask for help. If you’re giving security codes to a few trusted people in your social circle, kindly ask them to also keep an eye out for any suspicious activity. And if you have pets at home, ask if they don’t mind looking after them. And don't forget: offer to return the favor when they plan their next vacation!

Trim trees. Winters can oftentimes bring unexpected storms and heavy gusts of wind, so trim any low-hanging tree limbs to prevent damage to your home or your neighbor’s home. This rule especially applies to ones that are close to your roof, as a falling tree limb can cause an expensive repair.

Light it up. An obvious sign that tells you’re away on vacation is a dark home. So be subtle about your getaway by setting timers for lights inside and outside the home. That way, no one will know the difference.

Clear gutters. If it rains when you’re away, you can almost guarantee there will be damage if your gutters, downspouts, and drains aren’t cleared away. So before you leave be sure you clear any leaves and debris from these areas.

Protect your home and family this holiday vacation by taking a few precautions, such as the ones listed above! If you come across any roofing issues while you’re away, turn to Phil’s Main Roofing! We are an award-winning roofing company, serving Norwalk and the surrounding areas. To learn more about our services, visit us at or give us a call at (203) 838-4545 today! 

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