schoenfelder-renovations-winter-home-prep-blog So far this year, winter has lived up to its reputation as an unpredictable and powerful force to be reckoned with. With large snowstorms like the polar vortex, the turbulent season has already wreaked a great deal of havoc on a large swath of the country. Today the MN remodeling contractors of Schoenfelder Renovations have even more tips for aiding your home in the battle against potentially dangerous winter weather. Below are some more tips for taking care of your home this winter from the professional MN remodeling contractors of Schoenfelder Renovations. Rooftop Checkup: Snow may seem light and fluffy when falling from the sky, but it can gain a lot of mass when collecting on the rooftop of your home or garage. If you notice leaks or a sagging roof, repairs or replacement may be in order. Don’t neglect to heed warning signs and suffer a potentially fatal roof collapse. You’ll save more money in the long run by repairing small problems before they become major issues. Ducts in a Row: You could be losing a great deal of heated air if the ducts in your home aren’t properly connected. Ducts that have become disconnected can allow air to leak out before even reaching its desired destination. Air lost on its way to various vents around the house is money lost from your bank account. If you use ducts to move warm air throughout your home, make sure that they are properly connected to save on heating bills so you can stay warm for the remainder of the winter season. Jacket Weather: Want to avoid burst pipes when sub-zero temperatures threaten the well-being of your home’s plumbing? Make sure that any exposed pipes around your home’s exterior (or that run through uninsulated areas) have been fitted with proper insulation. Insulated jackets can be purchased at your local hardware store for water heaters that are kept in colder places like the garage or basement. Hopefully these tips provide some insight for combating the freezing temperatures of winter in your Minnesota home. For more assistance safeguarding your home against the ice and snow of the season, contact Schoenfelder Renovations today at (866) 382-9701. Our seasoned MN remodeling contractors will be more than happy to get to work for you and your home.