Steps To Prepare Your New Home For Winter

The Rob Ellerman Team at ReeceNichols
The Rob Ellerman Team at ReeceNichols
Published on November 9, 2022

Buying and moving into a new home can be incredibly exciting, but the responsibility of caring for your property during the winter can weigh heavy on new homeowners. The Rob Ellerman Team at ReeceNichols and our real estate agents are familiar with helping families, couples, and individuals throughout their house-hunting journeys. However, once you have settled into your new home, it’s important to do everything you can to protect the exterior to survive the harsh winter. Before the weather starts getting too cold, follow our advice below to prepare and contact us if you’re looking to buy residential property!

Ensure Your Gutters Are Cleaned

When it comes to buying a house and getting ready for falling snow, the real estate agents at The Rob Ellerman Team at ReeceNichols recommend having your gutters inspected. Making sure they are fully cleaned out of fallen leaves, dirt, and debris is essential, as it prevents them from overflowing with fallen snow and causing water damage to your new home! Ensure you make time for this after you fully move into your new home!

Ensure Your Roof Has Been Recently Inspected

As you navigate the home buying and home hunting process, chances are you will receive a report from a contractor or one of our real estate agents detailing the condition of the property’s roof. This step is essential because it protects your investment and assists you in preparing for harsh winter weather. The Rob Ellerman Team at ReeceNichols understands how important it is to have no damaged or missing shingles that can be aggravated by snow and ice.

Turn Off Any Sprinklers of Exterior Faucets

If the real estate property you purchase through working with The Rob Ellerman Team at ReeceNichols includes any sprinkler systems, it’s important to have them turned off and drained before winter. Exterior faucets and pipes can potentially freeze if the water inside them is not drained which can cause severe problems later on. Take the time to drain all the water out after you buy your home!

Prepare for Snow Removal

A big part of winter in the Midwest is snow and ice, which means you as a new homeowner will need to clear a safe pathway for yourself and your family members. Investing in a snowblower or sturdy snow shovels can help keep your real estate property safe during the winter, as can keeping cat litter to spread on icy patches for traction.

Find your perfect home with The Rob Ellerman Team at ReeceNichols and let us help you protect your townhome from winter weather. Contact us today if you’re in the midst of the home-hunting process and follow our blog for more tips!

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