Aspens in the Rockies are starting to take on new hues. Mornings in Denver have that extra little chill in the air. And the sun sets earlier and earlier with each passing day. With autumn upon us, it’s time to transition your home’s duties from heat protection to keeping cold weather at bay. Denver winters can be unpredictable, but ensuring your home is prepared for any seasonal scenario will provide peace of mind while preventing potential havoc caused by the elements. Our fall checklist will set you — and your home — up for success as cooler temps make their way in:

 

Turn off Sprinklers

Knowing how to winterize your sprinkler system is key to protecting the pipes and valves from freezing. Don’t forget to make an appointment with your local sprinkler company and ask about winterization — or if you’re a seasoned home handyperson, give the task a try for yourself!

 

Clean windows

Even when the sun is shining, you may not get the maximum amount of natural light in your home if the windows are covered in a film of dirt, dust, splattered bugs, or water spots. Need tips on giving your windows the royal treatment with household items you likely already have on hand? We’ve got you covered.  

Clean gutters

While aproper gutter system routes water four feet away from the foundation of your house, many systems fail to meet this requirement. Broken or full gutters don’t do their job, and the structure of your home itself can be compromised as a result. This fall, ensure your gutters are functioning at their best by flushing the gunk out to make way for the moisture that comes with colder weather.

 

Check for drafts

Even the most knowledgeable homeowners can have trouble pinpointing the source of drafts, which can significantly hinder your home’s heating abilities — especially during the cold weather months. Windows, doors, electrical outlets, chimneys, fireplaces, and unoccupied rooms are all susceptible. Luckily, it’s possible to find a solution to this heating problem with a few DIY techniques. If cold air still seeps through, give the experts a call for upgraded entryways and enhanced energy efficiency.

 

Decorate!

If the last year has been challenging for you, even something as simple as a fall wreath on your front door can be an excellent way to lift spirits, add curb appeal, and showcase festive fall flair for the whole neighborhood to see. 

 

Every home has a different process when it comes to winterizing, but  the ultimate goal is to end up snug and cozy in our homes as the winter wind and snow swirls around us. With help from Gravina’s windows and doors, you’re already ahead of the winter comfort game! If you’re ready to upgrade your windows to improve your energy efficiency and save on utilities, give us a call at (303-536-5912).

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