Home Winterization Checklist

Real Estate Agent with The Group, Inc

Home Winterization Checklist

Autumn has been beautiful here in Steamboat Springs, CO - sunny, blue sky days with temperatures in the mid-upper 70s and cool nights with clear skies. The aspens are golden and vibrant.


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Fall colors on Rabbit Ears Pass

While it is easy to get lulled into the false sense that these days could last forever, anyone who has lived in Steamboat Springs, or anywhere in Colorado for that matter, know that these warm days are numbered. Any moment now, the cold and snow will blow in. That means Steamboat residents are hustling during these gorgeous fall days to get our homes and yards ready for winter.

I put together a checklist and a short video with tips to help prepare your home for Old Man Winter.


Checklist to Winterize Your Steamboat Springs Home


  •      Lawn, Garden & Deck
    •  - Fertilize lawn prior to snowfall
    •  - Put away outdoor cushions, furniture & toys
    •  - Drain & winterize outdoor faucets & irrigation systems
    •  - Trim branches that hang over house & power lines
  •      Windows & Doors
    •  - Seal gaps & cracks with weatherstripping & caulk
    •  - Put up storm windows & doors if you have them
  •      Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning
    •  - Replace furnace filters & humidifier
    •  - Have a professional inspect heating system
    •  - Have chimney swept
    •  - Reverse ceiling fans
  •      Tools & Machinery
    •  - Drain & winterize lawn mower & other lawn machinery to store for season
    •  - Pull out the snow shovels and snowblower & prepare for winter
  •      Gutters & Roof
    •  - Clean & inspect gutters & downspouts
  •      Plumbing
    •  - Drain exposed pipes
    •  - Wrap pipes with insulation
  •       Smoke Alarms & Carbon Monoxide Detectors
    •  - Test and replace batteries as necessary


I made this video a couple years ago but it is still pertinent today. Enjoy!

Now that your home is ready for winter, you will have time to get out there and play in the snow.




Want to learn more about me?
Charlie Dresen
Change Your Experience
Real Estate Associate Broker | Sotheby's
970-846-6435  | SteamboatsMyHome.com
610 Market Place Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
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Comments (6)

John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good afternoon Charlie Dresen -

Sounds like you've been enjoying a beautiful Fall in Steamboat Springs Colorado.  You've certainly provided a great list of to do before the cold sets in.

Sep 30, 2015 05:36 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Charlie Dresen  Great information here ..Love your video and your dog that adds lots of charm -- Hope snow is late this year in Philly

Sep 30, 2015 05:50 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

It's definitely time to prepare for your winter, Charlie. Soon I'll be reading, enviously, your posts about the ski mountain covered with snow.

Sep 30, 2015 06:22 AM
David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

No doubt you guys get pounded with the white fluffy stuff all winter and these are tips of wisdom to follow

Sep 30, 2015 09:41 AM
Dale Frisch
Woodbury Real Estate Group - Woodbury, MN
Real Estate Broker

Great video! Very simple but very important! Great job Charlie.

Oct 07, 2015 01:37 PM
Winston Heverly
Coldwell Banker Access Realty - South Macon, GA

I enjoyed you post this evening, glad I came across it in the archives. Good luck toward your next sale. 

Oct 21, 2016 02:35 PM