How To Winterize Your Home

Despite the warm weather we’ve had, it’s important to remember that there are some things you should do to help prepare your home for the colder months.

Let’s say hypothetically you’ve purchased your very first home and this is your first winter living in it. This list is going to let you know all of the ways you can Winterize your home to help protect it from Jack Frost. Let’s dive in.

  1. Do a roof check and repair any loose or curling shingles.
  2. Turn off all exterior faucets.
  3. Inspect your windows and repair any gaps and cracks.
  4. Clean out your gutters and get gutter guards.
  5. Upgrade your insulation if needed.
  6. Check for leaks in your bathroom and kitchen.
  7. Check your fire alarms.

Some other things to keep in mind are listed below:


It’s much more efficient to warm up the people in your home than the space as a whole.

Trying to heat up the whole house takes time and a lot of money! It’s much easier to wear warmer clothes, use blankets and drink coffee (Yes, we’re giving you permission!) than to skyrocket the heating in your house to keep you warm. Of course, turn the heat on but instead of putting it as high as it can go, pull out those cozy sweaters to help do the trick.


Heat when home. 

If you’re going to be gone throughout the day, turn down your heat. As a general rule, heat when home. The second you get home, you can turn up the thermostat and get cozy. You’ll save yourself money this way.


Clean up outside.

Don’t leave your patio furniture out till the snow comes or you could be dealing with rust. Before the snow starts to fall, make sure to pack up all of your summer patio furniture and anything else that may get damaged. While you’re at it, it’s also a good time to clean out your garage.


Now that you know how you can prep your home for the winter months, what are your winter plans? Sledding, snowmen and perhaps some hot cocoa?

Have questions about winterizing? Give us a call.



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