10 Simple Steps to Winterize Your Home This Year!

Keeping your house warm, free of frozen pipes, and checking your heating system are just a few tips you will want to consider before cold weather moves in.

Today, we will share some of our best home winterization tips to help you get a leg up on mother nature!

While your roof can help keep your home energy efficient, it can also cause issues when you have missing shingles, ice dams, or other roofing issues. Ice dams can cause severe problems for your roof that are often not covered by your roof's warranty.

Clear & Check Your Roof

If your home's roof is designed to keep your home dry, the attic's job is to keep the air inside. A properly insulated attic will keep your house cool in the summer and trap warm air inside during the winter.

Insulate Your Attic & Keep Warm Air Inside!

You may want to sell your house in the spring, but many homeowners don't realize that preparing your home's curb appeal in the winter can help when spring's growing season rolls around.

Do Your Winter Landscaping Project

If your house has a chimney, you must ensure it is in working order before using it. Creosote buildup, nests, and other debris can collect in your chimney, and lighting a fire could be hazardous without first checking your fireplace.

Get a Chimney Sweep.

You might not know that your home checklist must always have clean gutters. Sticks, leaves, and other debris can accumulate in your gutters, and while they might seem light when dry, leaves are heavy when wet.

Clean Your Gutters!

The Department of Energy suggests keeping your house at 68 degrees during winter. One of the best ways to do this is to use wifi enabled thermostat so you can control the temperature when you are away at work, sleeping, or traveling.

Get a Programmable Thermostat

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