How to Make Your Home Summer-Ready

The Anderson metro reached 91 degrees recently and this is an indication of the extent of the summer heat and humidity that will only get worse as the months go by. This would also serve as a reminder for homeowners to prepare, as this article reported of the efforts made in one community in South Carolina:

CAYCE, S.C. — Volunteers from South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. are helping make homes more energy efficient for the summertime heat.

On Thursday, SCE&G is kicking of its spring “Weatherization Blitz.” Company employees and representatives from the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity and the Aiken/Barnwell Community Action Agency are helping weatherize five homes across the state.

Volunteers are starting Thursday with a home in Cayce. The work will include caulking, weather-stripping, painting and replacing doors and windows.

Weatherstrip or caulk your windows to prevent heat from coming in to your home. You can also replace old glass panes and with a brand that has Low-E features that prevent harmful UV rays from getting through. Similarly, making sure that your entry doors are properly sealed is equally important. Brands that are ENERGY STAR-certified are highly recommended.

As far as protection goes, know that your roof is your primary defense against terrible weather conditions. You also need to ensure that the gutters are free of debris, dried leaves and damage by having our experts inspect your gutters in Anderson SC. Ignoring your gutters may cause clogging of the downspout during unexpected rainfall. Now is the best time to prepare your home for summer and and we at Roof Roof South Carolina, are a trusted contractor for roofing in Anderson SC, and can help you in this regard.

(Article Excerpt and Image From SCE&G helping people get S.C. homes ready for summer, independentmail.com, May 1, 2014)

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