5 Tips to Prepare Your Home For Winter

5 Tips to Prepare Your Home For Winter

Don't get caught by surprise as colder weather rolls in! Instead, take steps to prepare and protect your home from the elements.  

Luckily, your to-do list doesn't need to be overwhelming to produce great results. By following these five tips, you can tackle your winter prep over a single weekend. Here's what you need to do: 

Seal your door frames and windows

This will help keep cold air out where it belongs. Using weather stripping, installing door sweeps or covering particularly drafty windows in plastic is a great way to regulate the temperature in your home and reduce your heating bill this winter. 

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Clean out your gutters from all the fallen leaves 

The last thing you want is for snow or winter rains to fill your gutters and freeze overnight. That could cause water to back up and leak into your home — and no one wants to deal with that in the winter. Instead, start this cold weather season with a clean slate. 

Store away your hose and shut off outdoor faucets 

By completely removing and draining your hose, you can avoid any pooled water freezing and cracking the pope. 

Stock up on sidewalk salt 

If you live in an area where snow is anticipated, sidewalk salt is a great way to maintain safety on your home's stairs and walkways. However, it can be harder to find as winter weather approaches, so stock up now. 

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Get your heating system serviced

You don't want to wait until freezing overnight temperatures to learn your heating system isn't functioning properly. Instead, get it checked now and head off any problems before cold weather truly sets in. Do you use a fireplace in the winter? If so, make sure you also stock up on firewood now.  

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