5 Tips to Winterize Your Home

5 Tips to Winterize your Home this Season

We live in Michigan — the Midwestern state where the summers are hot, but the winters are even worse! As the weather drops, we forget how important it is to prepare our beloved homes for the decreasing temperatures. As a homeowner myself and a dedicated real estate agent, this blog post can act as a checklist to start winterizing your house! Let’s begin!

1. Check if your ceiling fan has a reverse switch! Remember, warm air rises! This means the now clockwise direction will push the toasty warm air down onto you and your family! But make sure the fan has completely stopped moving before you attempt this!

2. Make sure to check your roof, or at least to the best of your ability. Look for any damaged or missing shingles that may cause harm to your home during those snowy days.

3. Next, add caulk around windows and doors. Frigid air is sneaky, so make sure there are no gaps between the frame and windows!

4. Reroute any water coming through your gutters and aim it away from your home. And speaking of gutters, make sure there are not any lingering leaves left behind by autumn!

5. Lastly, shut off any faucets outside. When water freezes, which it will, it causes the molecules to expand. This can lead to pipes bursting!

While there are numerous other tasks to complete before the chilly winter arrives, these five steps are a great starting point for keeping your house safe and your family warm this season!

This article by Patricia Metz Esswein helped me recall some of these helpful tips, so click here to read more: Article

This Page will help you switch your ceiling fan’s direction.

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