By November and early December, the cold starts to set in Maryland. The time has come to hunker down in your lovely custom home for the winter. The best way to ensure your winter is comfortable is to winterize it. There are many ways to maintain your new house. Winterizing your custom home is a normal part of your custom home maintenance routine. Read on for a few tips to make winterizing your home a breeze.
Cleaning Out the Gutters
Cleaning the gutters isn’t everyone’s favorite task, but it is a critical step in winterizing your house. Gutters clogged with fall leaves and debris will eventually lead to flooding in your home. When the water can’t drain correctly, it will trickle down by the foundation, something that nobody ever wants.
Checking Your Furnace
Next, you will want to ensure that your furnace is in tip-top shape. As part of regular home maintenance, inspecting your furnace during the fall can be very helpful so that you will not be left with an unexpectedly cold house during the winter. Even so, every single Robin Ford home comes with top-notch, high-efficiency HVAC appliances suited to your home.
Insulating the Doors and Windows
You can also expect to enjoy wonderfully created doors and windows and help create a warm and comfortable home. While you can expect great quality, it remains a fact that doors and windows are where the heat escapes the most. As the years progress, you will want to ensure that no gaps form around them and that you’re insulating them with caulk, weather stripping, and potentially some thermal curtains.
Winterizing the Home Irrigation System
The landscaping is one other area of your custom home that will need special attention. Winterizing your custom home also means winterizing the irrigation system that waters your home’s plants. The pipes can freeze up and crack without removing all the water from these pipes. This is the last thing you’ll want to deal with during the upcoming winter months, so make sure it is done as soon as possible.
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