Finally, the weather in Southern California has switched directly from a heat worthy of mid July to proper November weather. The cold weather came so late, it’s almost like winter crept up on us. This means that most people have probably not given a single thought to weatherizing their home.
Granted, we here in Los Angeles, Inland Empire, Orange and San Diego Counties don’t need a lot of “weatherizing” done to our homes. We’re pretty sure there’s people in Chicago, Detroit and Montana right now calling us a bunch of pansies. And yes, it’s true we don’t need storm windows or special siding to survive the winter, but there are things that we should do to our homes.
One place we should all look is the rain gutters. Not all homes have or need them, but many do. Since we have rain so infrequently throughout the year, and rarely does it rain for days on end, many homeowners probably forget that it’s there. [Read more…]