GETTING YOUR HOME READY FOR THE WINTER MONTHS AHEAD

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with 1 Month Realty 49855-090

 GETTING YOUR HOME READY FOR WINTER 

 

Snow Picture 

I know you don't want to think about this yet ... however, the winter months are quickly approaching, and I'm hoping you'll have a warm, cozy season in your home!  In fact, I'm including some quick tips for making sure that you and your home are ready for the winter months ahead!  I hope that you find these tips to be helpful and useful.  If you need anything at all, you can reach me, Your Community Real Estate Expert, Diana Dahlberg of 1 MONTH REALTY at (262) 657-1171 or visit my Web site at 1 Month Realty.

 

FIVE QUICK TIPS TO GET YOUR HOME

READY FOR WINTER

 

Roof repairs: If you can safely get onto your roof to inspect for missing shingles or other factors that may lead to a leaky roof, now's the time to do it!  If not, call in a professional organization and have them take care of the rooftop work for you.

 

Seal it off: Inspect doors and windows to ensure that the weather-stripping is in good condition.  This will keep your house warmer and cozier in the winter months.

 

Hot stuff: Make sure that your heater and ventilation systems are in good working order!  Clean out accessible ducts and replace filters where necessary.

 

Chimney sweep: Creosote, a black substance that builds up in the chimney when wood is burned, can cause chimney fires.  Inspect your chimney for creosote and call a chimney sweep to keep your fireplace safe and functional.

 

Gutter check: Now's the time to clean out those rain gutters again!  If you want to do it yourself, make sure that you can safely access the gutters and then scoop out any debris, blast the drains clean with a high-powered hose, and repair any leaks you may find along the way.

 

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Comments (6)

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Good points and winter if dressed right, the house buttoned up is one of my favorite seasons. Love the outdoors. First snow last night, just a dusting in Maine.

maine snow land photo

Nov 02, 2014 12:20 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Andrew: That is a gorgeous winter/snow photo.  My favorite season is Autumn, but second is the beauty that surrounds us with the snow on trees and frozen icicles on bare trees glistening.  Thank you for sharing your photo! Beautiful! And glad you liked my post!

Nov 02, 2014 01:17 AM
Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin

Diana:

Great post. It is hard to believe that winter is  almost upon us. We are lucky here we rarely get snow or freezes but we burn logs in the fire place anyway. lol

Nov 02, 2014 04:40 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Alan Kirkpatrick Thanks! It seems like we missed spring this year and summer went too fast ...  In some ways you are lucky not to deal with the snow and the issues that come with it ... but we also get the blessing of the "beauty" of the four distinct seasons.  Putting a log in the fireplace ... hmmmm, sounds good right about now!

Nov 02, 2014 02:57 PM
Rain Silverhawk
Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com - Sandpoint, ID
208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor

The year has flown by and those winter months are right around the corner.  Thanks for the great to do list!

Nov 06, 2014 12:45 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Rain Silverhawk I totally agree. Each year the months go by faster and faster. I'm glad you enjoyed the list.  Wishing you great success!  And I'm looking forward to getting to know you better and to read your blogs.

Nov 06, 2014 02:16 PM

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