Your Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

January 9, 2024

Winter in Elbert County is a beautiful time of year. Although Colorado is one of the country’s sunniest states with over 300 days of sunshine per year , late winter and early springtime also bring freezing temperatures,  snow and ice. Historically, March is the snowiest month in our state. Whether you’re new to Colorado or simply new to homeownership, you may be wondering about how to prep your home for the snowy season. We’re here to help! Below, we offer tips for winterizing your home in Independence. 

Purchase Salt and Sand 

There are many reasons to purchase a brand new home, and energy efficiency is one of the most appealing options. When you move into a newly-built property here, you won’t have to worry about maintaining the furnace this year or wrapping pipes before a freeze. However, there’s no escaping a slushy driveway when it snows. To reduce the risk of falling, be sure to have plenty of salt and sand on hand. When snow or ice is on the forecast, sand is great for spreading on the walkways before the first flakes have fallen. Once there’s been snowfall and you need to increase traction, salt or ice melt is your best bet. 

Place Mats in the Entryway

You want your new home to remain in mint condition for years to come, so it’s important to be proactive about preserving the flooring. Tracking in snow and ice throughout the winter can lead to increased wear and tear, but protecting the floor with mats can prevent this problem. Whether you choose a heavy-duty commercial-grade mat for the winter months or simply place towels down, your home will be protected from the elements. 

Prepare For Freezing Weather

If you want to go the extra mile in prepping for winter weather, you can prepare in advance for a deep freeze. To ensure that your sprinkler system is damage-free and ready for the spring, you can drain the irrigation lines. For an added layer of protection, let water drip from the sinks when the temperature dips below freezing. 

When you purchase a brand new, energy-efficient home within the Independence Community in Elizabeth, Colorado, your winter maintenance checklist isn’t very long! If you’re ready to begin a new chapter in the home of your dreams, we invite you to explore our exceptional community. We offer a wide variety of floor plans crafted by several of the nation’s most reputable builders. If you’re ready to move forward in the process of finding your perfect home, please contact our team. We look forward to meeting you!