Winter Home Maintenance Tips for the First-Time Homeowner

December 3, 2020

With interest rates at historic lows, it may be a great time to purchase a new home in Elizabeth Colorado. If you’re thinking about buying in Colorado, there are several steps you should take to ensure that your new home is protected from the elements during the winter months. Your home is likely one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, so you’ll want to go over your maintenance to-do list before each season arrives. Here, we share winter preparation tips so you’re ready to take excellent care of your beautiful new home in Elizabeth, Colorado.

Prepare for a Freeze

Although your brand-new home has been crafted with care, it’s still wise to invest a little time in prep work before a deep freeze. Since your new home is incredibly energy efficient, you won’t need to worry about wrapping the pipes, but draining the irrigation lines is a smart move. To err on the side of caution, you may also choose to wrap the backflow preventer and let water drip from the sinks when you know a hard freeze is coming.

Protect the Entryway

Regardless of the type of flooring in your home, repeatedly tracking in snow and ice can lead to wear and tear. To protect the entryway flooring (and prevent falls), be sure to place a mat both outside and inside the door. Have boot trays stored in the entryway so it’s convenient to remove your shoes right away.

Stock Up on Salt and Sand

Tired of slipping on snow and ice? Stock up on salt and sand to store in the garage so you’re prepared for inclement weather. Sand is ideal for placing on the walkways before the first snowfall, while salt or ice melt is great to have on hand for adding traction once the snow or ice has already fallen.

If you’re thinking about becoming a homeowner, following these tips for winterizing will help you keep your home in excellent shape for years to come. For those seeking quiet living in a small neighborhood, our conservation community may be the perfect fit. Each new home in Independence is nestled among 1,000 acres in Elizabeth, Colorado, which is less than an hour’s drive from Denver. When you’re ready to learn more about availability, we’re here to help. Please contact us today to start the process of finding your dream home.