From the Desk of Gary Griffin: Griffin Homes Co, dba Southern Porch and Patio

From Southern Porch and Patio, we wish you a Happy 2015. The past few weeks were ushered in by Father Winter; aka Old Man Winter, symbolically credited for the chill of winter. Winter weather can create havoc for both you and your home. Please be sure to provide safe haven for your outdoor pets as well.

It is necessary to perform a few winter task, such as:

– Checking your chimney flue for proper cleaning and operation prior to using nay fireplace

– Be absolutely sure you have a working carbon monoxide detector and smoke detectors

– Install insulated covers for all your outdoor faucets; which can be purchased at any home improvement store

– Check all windows and doors for proper weather stripping

– Close foundation vents

– Have your HVAC system tested by a licensed HVAC company

– In extreme cold temps, as we recently had, it is always a good idea to eave a faucet dripping overnight (this really helps to keep your pipes from freezing, no morning water or busted pipes are a hassle).

– If you have a well check to be certain the well cover is insulated

We hope you find these cold days safe for you, your family, and your home. Please keep our company, Southern Porch & Patio in mind when planning any home improvement or addition projects. We are fully licensed and insured in both North Carolina and South Carolina with an A+ rating from BBB.  Also we are members of NARI (National Association of Remodeling Industry), Charlotte Home Builder Association, NC Home Builder Association, and National Home Builders Association. We are very proud of our hundreds of completely satisfied customers achieve their home remodeling projects.

Remember to always use a qualified contractor for any remodeling or room addition projects for your home. We have provided a useful guide on our  site for Choosing a Qualified Contractor.