A handyman can help with winter work

A handyman can help with winter work

Hiring a handyman is an efficient and affordable way for homeowners to eliminate projects and repairs from their to-do list. Commonly known as a skilled “jack of all trades,” a handyman possesses a wide variety of home improvement skills and can be hired by the hour to do the work of multiple service providers.

In the wintertime, a handyman can be utilized for various outdoor maintenance projects, home weatherization, holiday decorating and even snow removal. 

If you prefer to remain indoors throughout the cold winter months, consider hiring a handyman for the following projects:

Check exterior faucets. Ice can destroy sprinkler systems and exterior spigots if water is left to freeze and expand inside the lines.

Have the lines professionally drained and insulated as needed to keep them safe and sound for springtime use. A handyman may recommend, and assist with the installation of insulated covers for outdoor faucets.

Weatherization. Poorly insulated homes are responsible for energy loss during the winter months, especially older homes. A handyman can evaluate a home and determine which areas are responsible for energy loss and take action to fix the issue.

Possible solutions include caulking around windows and joints, adding additional insulation, applying a plastic film to windows or installing foam weatherstripping on doors.

Angie’s List member Barbara McCauley hired Boston handyman Paul Chaset of highly rated Paul on Call in Westwood, Mass., to install new weatherstripping on her storm door.

“This was our second time to have Paul Chaset do repairs for us and we were very pleased again,” McCauley says.

Roof inspection. A handyman can perform a winter roof inspection and assist with snow removal, clear gutters of debris, check for ice dams and perform regular roof maintenance.

Snow removal. Snow removal can be a tiresome and difficult task for people living in areas of the country prone to high snowfall. A handyman can do the work while you rest indoors, and provide equipment like snow blowers and plows that are not readily available to all homeowners.

Angie’s List can help you find a handyman in your area. Members get exclusive access to authentic rating and reviews on handymen and hundreds of other categories of service. Join today to ensure your next hiring experience is a pleasant one.


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