What comes to mind can you think about winter in Asheville? Do you picture sitting by the window with a fire going in the fireplace and a cup of coffee as the snow gently falls in the French Broad River Valley? Do you strap on your snow boots and put the kids in the car to go skiing? Do you prefer to slide down the hill in a sled?
For homeowners, winter can certainly be a magical season full of snowfall and fun for your family. It can also be a time of year that is tough on your home. In Asheville, it gets below freezing about 70 times each year. Of course, there can be quite a bit of fluctuation from year to year. We see about a foot of snow and often several rounds of sleet and freezing rain annually. We also get a lot of just plain cold rain. Together these elements can weather your home quickly. Here are some tips for getting your house through winter.
There are plenty of enjoyable things to do in the wintertime. Many people like sitting by the fireplace and drinking hot chocolate while they watch the snowfall. Some even venture out to go ice skating and even have snowball fights in the backyard. Whatever your favorite winter activity is to do while it’s snowing, one of the most frustrating parts about winter is the need to shovel the snow.
Whether you are planning to leave the house, or need to use your walkways, snow can become an obstacle. If you decide to wait for the snow to melt, you could risk the chance of ice on your driveway or walkway. If you are tired of wasting time and effort to remove snow every winter and want to enjoy the better things, here are 6 removal snow tips that will make the job easier, more effective, and less painful.
Over time, you may notice dirt, grime, and other unwanted stains that tarnish the look of your house. While there may be places where you can easily clean, sometimes those stubborn and hard to reach places requires a pressure washer. Using water exerted at high pressure can blast off tough grime from your home’s exterior. This method is extremely beneficial to get rid of the unattractive build-up to restore structures from stucco, aluminum, steel, wood, and brick. Pressure washing can be performed every few years for general maintenance but also it’s a great way to prepare for exterior paintings.
Pressure washers use a high-pressure water spray that is ideal for tough cleaning. However, the task takes some skills and preparation.
12 Easily ‘How To’ Steps To Pressure Wash Your Porch
Autumn is approaching which means summertime will be leaving your porch with caked-on pollen, lots of dirt, and a bug graveyard. If you are thinking about ways to clean your porch, you should consider pressure washing because it is more manageable and efficient than scrubbing by hand. This time-saving activity will leave your porch ready for the winter and looking fresh and clean. Pressure washers are a great tool to strip away any stubborn stains because of their forceful power. It is a great tool to use but it is important to know how to handle a pressure washer.
After build-up years of wear and tear, you may notice unsightly stains and settlement on concrete or brick that can weaken the surface of your driveway. For efficient and fast outdoor cleaning, a pressure washer is a great tool to strip away any stubborn stains. It has more force and power but uses less water than a regular garden hose. Be careful when using a pressure washer because they are designed to clean any substances away from outside surfaces like rooted plants and grime. It is important to know how to handle a pressure washer, and if misused, it could cause an injury.