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Are you and your Southwest Home prepared for the winter months ahead?

Categories: Southwest Homes | Posted: December 3, 2015

Tight monetaryFall is quickly coming to a close and winter is on its way. Have you done everything you need to do to prepare your home for the winter months ahead? While moving into your new custom home won’t require too many measures to ensure your home is ready for winter, it never hurts to be prepared. Following are a few tips to make sure your home is ready for winter.

  • Clean out your gutters to make sure there is no debris that may clog and cause rain or snow to freeze over and cause excessive damage.
  • Have your chimney checked out and cleared by a professional to make sure it is safe for wood burning.
  • Remove overgrown branches that are too close to your home. If a storm hits, the weight of ice or snow may cause a limb to break and cause damage to your home.
  •  Purchase sand or salt to melt ice to prevent your family from slipping.

While we typically have mild winters in South Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri can be a different story. By being prepared for a winter storm and preparing your custom home for the worst, you could save yourself a lot of money and hassle.

Your new Southwest Home will be ready for winter if you are, so kick back, wrap up in a blanket, and enjoy sipping hot chocolate by the fire with your family this beautiful, albeit chilly season.