Winter-proof your home

Tips to Winter-Proof Your Home

With winter on the way, keeping your house efficiently warm is not only comfortable, but also saves money. It’s obvious that the elements can damage your home, which, in turn, can raise your insurance prices, so winter-proofing is important. Though temperatures rarely dip dramatically in the Valley, being prepared is important. Here are some tips on how to keep your home warm this winter.

 

Let’s get started on helping you keep warm and covered this winter.

Start Early

Ideally, winterizing should happen during the summer or early fall while prices and demand are low. This is the time when little tasks around the house can help you prepare for winter’s arrival.

 

Things like adding extra insulation in your attic and caulking cracks around windows or doors are simple tasks that will help in the long run and keep your energy prices down. An extra layer of weather stripping will also pay off later.

Through the Window

Double-pane windows work wonders for keeping warm air inside the house during winter. They also serve a year-round purpose by keeping heat out in warmer months. Like the previous tip, preventing air from escaping your home helps keep temperatures optimal and manages the amount of energy you need to maintain it.

An Outside Voice

Taking steps to protecting your home’s exterior is also important. Making sure your gutters, if you have any, are clear can prevent leftover moisture from forming ice dams during overnight freezes.

 

Caring for vulnerable piping is also important to prevent costly freezes. Use things like insulation and heating tape to wrap around vulnerable pipes so you can prevent freezes that will limit your water flow and create cracks.

We Can Help Protect Your Home

Keeping your house prepared for any situation is critical. That said, the unexpected can and does happen. That’s where we step in. At Shepard Walton King, we work to give you the peace of mind needed in knowing that your home is protected. If you would like to learn more about what we offer, and to get a free quote, get in touch with us online or call 800.446.2471.

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