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Main Street Winter Maintenance Reminder

4th Quarter Regular Maintenance Reminder for Building Owners

October 27, 2022 | Ben White

Winter can be one of the hardest seasons on an historic building, especially in Missouri. The constant freezing and thawing can warp building materials and cause damage if not properly prepared for or dealt with quickly. Building owners need to be diligent in protecting historic buildings during the harsh winter months. Here are some helpful suggestions to alleviate problems before they occur:

Window Maintenance-Check weather stripping around windows and doors. Install to prevent air filtration (1 hour, depending on type)

-If applicable, install interior storm windows for winter (2 hours)

-Caulk any gaps in wood for a temporary water tight seal (30 min)

-Inspect basement or crawl space for excessive water during wet weather (30 min)

-Sweep debris from flat or low sloping roofs (30 min)

Building Maintenance Sweep Debris

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