October 20 2021

Tips for Winterizing Your Home in Flagstaff Meadows

by racheal

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As winter draws near, it's time to start thinking about getting your home ready for colder months. However, Northern Arizona is far from some of the most extreme winter climates; it's still essential to ready your home for the season ahead. Doing so will not only help protect your investment but will keep your home more comfortable, even in cooler temps.

Start working on a plan today so your home can be ready to take on the winter well before the coldest months take hold.

Tips for Winterizing Your Home in Flagstaff Meadows

Those looking to buy a new home at Flagstaff Meadows will not have to worry much about a long to-do list each winter to get their home winter ready. Each home sold at Flagstaff Meadows is energy efficient and is certified as a Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH). This Bellemont, AZ new community has already won an Honorable Mention at the 2018 Housing Innovation Awards by the Department of Energy. Flagstaff Meadows homes for sale start at $374,900 and offer 11 single-family floor plans ranging from one- to two stories with up to 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and 2,646 square feet.

While the new homes at Flagstaff Meadows are built to keep the outdoor elements from sneaking in, one of the best places to start winterizing your home is on the exterior. After all, these are the sections that Mother Nature will first hit. Unscrew all hoses and drain all irrigation systems. If you have a pool, it's time to get it ready for the winter, too. Place your cover or drain the pool, depending on manufacturing instructions or your preferences. Exposed water valves will need to be insulated or covered, depending on their location and function.

Next, bring in outdoor cushions or any furniture that could get ruined by moisture. Cushions can easily be placed in plastic bags or use vacuum seal options to help save on space.

You may also want to take extra precautions on north-facing doors and windows to help keep out more robust, colder winds as they reach your home. Here are some items that you can purchase to protect north-facing windows and doors:

1.    Thermal Blinds and Shades
2.    Heavy Drapes
3.    Energy-Efficient Shutters

Perks of Winterizing Your Home

As you take steps to help ready your home for winter, know that there are many perks ahead. You will be keeping your items to good use by putting them up for the season and ensuring that they will be ready for you once it warms.

Steps like insulating and avoiding cool drafts can also help keep your home warmer and more energy efficient. You can lower your energy bills by requiring less heat to be pumped into the house. Meanwhile, you'll be more comfortable without cool drafts finding their way indoors.

Stay comfortable and safe in your Flagstaff Meadows home, even during cold winter months. Take a look at these best tips and help ready your home for the upcoming change in season.

For more information on the new homes for sale at Flagstaff Meadows, get in touch with a sales agent at 855-928-1100.

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