Tips to Winterize Your Steamboat Springs Home

Getting your home ready for winter is important, but with the low temperatures and heavy snowfall that Steamboat Springs endures, it’s even more important to winterize your investment. I put together a short video and a checklist with some tips to prepare your home for Old Man Winter.

Tips for Preparing Your Home for Winter in Steamboat Springs, CO


Checklist to Winterize Your Steamboat 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
snow, art
Spring snowfall on Rabbit Ears pass                           makes a great canvas

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



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Charlie Dresen
Real Estate Associate Broker |Prudential
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