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14 Absolute Doís and Doníts of Home Winterization
Your home improvement connection
Winterizing your home in
the fall is essential to avoiding unexpected
maintenance and repair bills in the winter. In fact,
there are a number of imperative steps you should
take to keep the interior and exterior of your home
in top shape until spring. Here are some doís and
doníts to keep in mind as youíre compiling your home
winterization to-do list:
Look for air leaks in the ceiling to prevent
ice dams and air drafts.
a professional inspect your heating system and chimney to
make sure theyíre working properly.
add more insulation
to your attic and walls to retain warm air.
Clean out gutters and downspouts to prevent
debris from forming and trapping moisture, which
can cause roof and siding damage.
Look for cracks in your homeís foundation and
If you have a filtered heating system, change
the filter regularly to improve efficiency and
prolong the life of the system.
Shut off your A/Cís water valve to prevent
excess water buildup.
Add weather stripping around gaps in your
windows and doors (this will cost
Rush to spend money on a new roof if you find
leaks or holes ó have a
roof repair pro look it over first.
Insulate windows with film ó it doesnít help
Cover outside A/C units with plastic ó it
could severely damage them during the winter.
Wait until the first below-freezing night to
test out your furnace.
Try to do all of the home winterization steps
as DIY projects, especially those that may be
complicated and require plumbing/electrical
Leave your sprinkler system on throughout the
winter (even in mild climates).
More tips on home winterization
Preparing to winterize your
home means getting ready way ahead of time. If you
wait until after the first snowfall to start
checking projects off your list, it will be too
maintenance is also important through
winter. While you may take the biggest preventive
maintenance steps in the fall, your home endures a
lot of snow, hail, wind and ice throughout the
winter ó and it needs your help to stay in shape.
Keep a close eye on your:
Any one of these could fall
underneath the pressure of winterís harsh climate.
Address preventative maintenance projects
immediately to avoid expensive repair bills and
prevent spending hours, if not days, waiting in the
cold for a professional to perform an emergency
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