Winter is the Season for Weatherization


No matter where you reside in the United States, weather can pose damage to your home. This is why it’s important to take the preventative measure of weatherproofing your house. When it comes to weatherization and waterproofing, no one does it better than Platinum Exteriors.

If you’re wondering what’s at stake, consider this story from Charlotte, North Carolina. Brody O’Connell of WBTV writes, “WBTV spent the morning on the road, making calls with plumbers in the Charlotte area. Quickly, we could tell it was going to be a busy day. Michael Buckley, with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, expects to handle three-times the normal call volume on Thursday. ‘Usually, on an average, I run typically about three calls a day and today will be more like eight to nine calls,’ Buckley said. ‘You know, we have 15 plumbers and we got eight calls a piece.’”

While this is good for people like Buckley because it gives them ample business, it’s a headache for many homeowners, whether you’re in Charlotte or halfway across the country in Southeast Missouri.

Samantha Rinehart of the Southeast Missourian takes on weather damage to homes in a recent article titled “Cold weather can bring burst pipes, water damage.” Rinehart writes, “The onset of winter can cause many problems for the unprepared. Among the most damaging issues to crop up when temperatures begin to drop is frozen pipes. As water freezes, it expands, causing pipes — metal or plastic — to break. Once this happens, flooding water can seep into floors, ceilings, walls and more… Frozen and burst pipes are a common occurrence in the winter, he said, but there are ways to prevent water lines from freezing. One of the simplest is to allow water to trickle from faucets overnight to keep it moving. Stagnant water will freeze. For those with pipes running along exterior walls — this is common in kitchens and bathrooms, Koetting said — opening cabinet doors below the sink to allow for the circulation of warm air is the best move.”

Rinehart makes more helpful suggestions but the best way to be prepared for weather damage is to take preventative action. At Platinum Exteriors, we specialize in providing customized weatherproofing systems that protect your building or home from water intrusion, dry rot and leaky windows or doors. This approach is specifically designed to protect your most valuable investments – your home or business. Our services include exterior envelope assessment (weatherproofing); window and door installation; installation of exterior cladding materials; removal, disposal and replacement of failed exterior building materials; repair and remediation of damage due to dry rot; and much more.

Whatever weatherization or waterproofing needs you might have for your house or business, you can count on Platinum Exteriors!

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