Winter Weathering Tips

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Important Weather Information for Home Owners!

I think it's safe to say, it's going to be cold! With that being said, many of us Texans feel out of the loop when it comes to winter preparation. What do we do? How do we keep our homes in order? No worries, here are some quick tips!

Salt your decks and steps: Rock salt will provide grip on your steps and decks. To reduce the risk of falling, buy some rock salt from Ace, Home Depot, or Lowes and spread a thin layer across all steps, porches, and sidewalks.

Water Lines: Any home bought from Clayton Homes of Waco come standard with PEX Pipe throughout the home. The pipes inside your house are designed for much colder weather than we are about to experience. Also, the connection from the water main to your home is wrapped in insulation so it won't freeze either! You can double check your water line's insulation tape by going under your home and checking it in the crawl space.

Spigot Covers: Your home will have at least one water spigot for the outside of your home. There are foam covers that you can buy at Home Depot, Lowes, or Ace Hardware. They will protect the spigots from ice hardening the joints.

Keep Dry Wood with your Fireplace: If your home has a wood burning fireplace it's good to keep wood nearby in a dry area. This will help you regulate the temperature of your home without having to crank the thermostat.

Check your Data Plate: Under your kitchen sink, look at the temperature rating of your home. The top right corner of the document shows a minimum temperature your home can operate at. Forecasts show a wind chill of -5 which can seem frightening, but your home is rated to operate at much colder temperatures.

If you have any questions about your home and how to prepare it for the winter weather, call us at (254)799-5522 or call your Home Consultant directly for more tips! Stay safe out there!

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