Now that we are in December, the fall weather has passed, and the cold has really started to set in here in Maryland. The time to hunker down in your brand-new custom home for the winter has come. The best way to make sure your custom home is a comfortable one is by winterizing it. There are a handful of ways to maintain your new home, and winterizing it is a regular part of your custom home maintenance routine. Read on for a handful of tips to make winterizing your custom home as easy as possible!
Cleaning Out Your Gutters
Cleaning out your gutters is not everyone’s preferred task, but it is one of the best ways to winterize your custom home. Gutters stopped up with all kinds of fall leaves and debris, which could eventually lead to house flooding. When water can’t drain properly, it will trickle down into your foundation, something that no homeowner wants to deal with.
Checking the Furnace
Next, you will want to make sure that your furnace is in excellent shape. As a part of normal home maintenance, it can be helpful to inspect your furnace during the fall so you won’t be left with an unexpectedly freezing house during the winter. Even so, each custom home built by Cedar Square Homes comes with high-end, high-efficiency HVAC appliances that are suited to each home.
Insulating Windows and Doors
You can also expect to enjoy wonderfully-created windows and doors and help create a comfortable and warm custom home. While you can expect excellent quality, it remains a legitimate fact that windows and doors are where heat escapes the most. As the years pass, you will want to make sure that no gaps form around them and that you are insulating them with caulk, thermal curtains, and weather stripping.
Winterizing Your Home Irrigation System
The landscaping is one other area of your custom home that needs attention. Winterizing your home also means winterizing the irrigation system that waters your custom home’s plants. The pipes can freeze and crack without removing all the water from these pipes. This is the last thing you will want to deal with during the freezing winter months, so make sure it’s done as soon as possible!
Do You Still Have Questions? Call Cedar Square Homes Today!
Whether you are ready to start the custom building home journey or you still have more questions, the trained professionals at Cedar Square Homes are here to help you out. We are beloved throughout Maryland and beyond for our attentive service and affordable home remodeling and building prices. We proudly serve Anne Arundel County. Visit us online or call us at 410-987-9771. To see more examples of our work and helpful tips and tricks, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
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