Prepare Your Investment Property for Winter Weather Now

Get a Private Money Loan for Your Oregon Real Estate Repairs


Work gloved hand cleaning leaves from gutter – Prepare your investment property for winter weather
Oregon has enjoyed a sunny summer and mild fall.

But winter is approaching, bringing with it cold temperatures and the steady rain that the Pacific Northwest is so well known for.

The best time to protect your investment property from inclement weather is before it hits. Being prepared will help you to avoid the higher costs that can come with damage from water, wind damage and extreme temperatures.

Safeguard your property now with the following severe weather checklist:

Winter Weather Property Preparation Checklist

  1. Roofing & Drainage: Clean gutters, make sure drainspouts are connected and operable, and check your roof for weak spots and missing shingles.
  2. Windows, Sliders & Doors: Insulate and caulk drafty windows and door frames. Consider investing in an upgrade to double pane glass if your property's windows are still single pane.
  3. Landscaping: Trim and remove diseased or dead trees and branches. Prune shrubs and plants away from siding and foundation after they go dormant.
  4. Foundation: Check for and repair any cracks or gaps around your property's foundation, crawlspace or basement that may be further weakened by extreme temperatures.
  5. Garage Door: Make sure your property's garage door is in good working order and will hold up against high winds, rain or snow.
  6. Exterior Décor: Take in outdoor furniture and accessories and store them in a dry space.
  7. Emergency Backup: Have a portable generator, repair supplies and tools, water and an emergency kit ready and available in case severe weather causes damage and/or power loss.
Reduce your risk of damage and costly seasonal repairs to your investment property with a bit of timely attention and preparation.

Finance Upgrades and Repairs With an Oregon Hard Money Loan


If you need financing for property upgrades, our private money lending team can help. If disaster strikes and you need repairs fast, our quick, hassle-free loan services are the answer. We provide hard money loans to investors throughout Oregon when other sources say no or when time is of the essence. Give us a call at 1-888-477-0444 to learn more and rest easy this winter. Gregory M. Russell is here to help.